As you get older, your body starts to stiffen up and you start to lose your mobility. Walking, standing, and even getting up from a seated position all become harder to do. Life can feel like it’s getting more difficult because of this. At Bayshore Medical Supply, we’ve got you covered. We carry a wide range of medical supplies that help with mobility including powerchairs, wheelchairs, knee rovers, medical lift chairs, and more. Let’s explore some of the ways a medical lift chair can improve your mobility.
What is a Medical Lift Chair?
A medical lift chair looks like your standard reclining chair. However, instead of leaning back, the lift chair contains a powerful lifting system that can be triggered to tilt the base and back of the chair forward, assisting the user in returning to a standing position.
How Does a Medical Lift Chair Improve Mobility?
Go From Sitting to Standing Without Falling
The aging process causes joints and muscles to stiffen up. Combine that with other medical conditions, and just standing up from a seated position can be hazardous. A lift chair automatically lifts you up to a standing position. This may not sound helpful to your mobility, but it is. If you are not having to strain your leg muscles to get up, they are less tired and more stable when you go to walk. Avoiding injury is also a big plus. Falling can cause pain, injury, or even death if you live alone. Our lift chairs give you peace of mind with added safety and mobility for your loved ones.
Mobility can be a challenge if you’re in pain all the time. Our medical lift chairs include features like heat and massage to help alleviate your pain. Our lift chairs also recline, so that your legs are above your heart. This helps return the old blood from your legs back to your heart. Medical lift chairs can prevent edema, which is a condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body. Mild cases of edema may result from sitting or staying in one position for too long. This, a lot of times happens in the legs causing them to swell, making it difficult to mobilize.
Trying to get up from a seated position can be painful all on its own. Because a lift chair raises you to a standing position, it reduces the strain on your legs and back on trying to get up. Reducing the strain helps prevent painful muscle spasms. The less pain you have, the more mobile you are.
When you have a piece of medical equipment such as the lift chair that takes the strain away from getting up to a standing position, and decreases pain, you have more energy to get around. You have more energy to focus on walking more because you have less pain and swelling.
Recovery From Injury or Surgery
If you have a prolonged injury to a weight-bearing part of your body, it can make it hard to get up. For example, a torn ACL in the knee can take up to 6 months or more to heal. A lift chair help lift you up, therefore helps prevent causing complications to your leg or back injury. Also, with the different features such as heat and massage, your lift chair can help speed up your recovery, which helps you become more mobile.
Choices of Medical Lift Chairs
Bayshore Medical Supply is the #1 dealer in Pasadena TX and the Southeast Houston area for Golden Technologies Lift Chairs. With that in mind, there are plenty of different features and choices of medical lift chair. We invite you to read Features of Lift Chairs -Improving Quality of Life to learn more.
Renting Versus Buying a Medical Lift Chair
Investing in a Lift Chair is not cheap. It’s not like you are going to Walmart to buy a $50 chair. So, if you are unsure, or if you have more of a temporary issue, there is the option to rent a medical lift chair. This could be a good option if you just want to try it and see the benefits for yourself, recovering from injury, or temporally taking care of a loved one in your home.
Lift Chairs can be a tremendous benefit to those who have mobility issues. If you are in the Pasadena or Houston area, Bayshore Medical Supply is the perfect place to choose which medical lift chair is right for you. Bayshore Medical Supply is the #1 Flagship Dealer for America’s #1 Makers of power lift chairs and patented power recliners, Golden Technology Lift Chairs in Pasadena, TX