The 12th of October is World Arthritis Awareness Day (WAD) 2021. WAD is a day designed to raise awareness about all aspects of the condition and the symptoms involved. This helps those in need to receive an early diagnosis and access the proper medical support.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions concerning the joints. It can affect people of all ages, including children. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the 2 most common types. You can read more on the most common symptoms of arthritis here.
Living with Arthritis?
Arthritis can make it hard to complete the movements you rely on every day to lead an independent life. People with arthritis experience discomfort in their joints from movement or activities that many of us take for granted. One of these tasks that can be a struggle is getting dressed. Complicated zips, buttons and fasteners on clothes can be tricky due to the fact that arthritis often affects the hands. It can become difficult to grip items of clothing to do them up or put them on, particularly if the movement is restricted in the shoulder and arm area as well.
The Adaptawear range of discreetly adapted clothing minimises the amount of effort required to get dressed independently or with assistance. Our range of unique garments include velcro/magnetic shirts, front fastening bras, large openings and elasticated waists all which help the process of getting clothes on and off. It also includes open back nightwear and discreet back opening daywear for easy/fast toileting. Many of our styles are available with VAT relief so do check if you or your loved one are eligible.
We are delighted to share a few of our key styles that can assist arthritis sufferers below but our helpful shop for arthritis section on our website can be particularly helpful. Our easy mini brochures are also great to download and print if you need to share them with a care home or loved one.
Living With Arthritis Top 3 Picks For Her
Left to right: Clara Short Sleeve Embroidered Polycotton Nightie with Velcro £38.99 Melissa Petal Back Long Sleeve Blouse- Pink Aqua £42 Ladies Elastic Waist Ribbed Trousers £14.95 Comfi Front Fastening Bra £27.95