Posts Tagged ‘osteoarthritis’

Arthritis, in all its forms, causes pain and discomfort.  The Relief Shop is dedicated to help those with arthritis and joint pain by carrying quality and reliable products that can make your life more comfortable.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and occurs when the cartilage that covers the end of the joints wears away.

Symptoms of osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) –

  • Your joints may feel tender, ache, burn and/or have sharp shooting pains in them. The pain may be constant or intermittent.
  • You may have swelling in your joints.  The cartilage of your joints acts as a cushion but as it wears away, tissues in the area become irritated causing pain and sometimes producing fluid that swells the joint.
  • You may experience stiffness, especially in the morning or after sitting for a while.
  • You may experience joint deformities from bone spurs.  A bone spur on the end joint of the finger is called a Heberden’s node.  A bone spur of the middle joint of the finger is called a Bouchard’s node. These nodes may not be painful but they can limit one’s range of motion.
  • You may not be able to fully flex, bend or extend an arthritic joint.
  • The muscles around an arthritic joint can get weak.
  • You may feel and/or hear creaking and grating in the joint.

The good news isShop The Relief Shop for all your home medical supplies needs.

  • It is not unusual for those with osteoarthritis to have years of pain-free intervals between symptoms.
  • Stiffness usually improves with mild activity.
  • The Relief Shop carries a whole section of products to help those with arthritis and joint pain.

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This great story was relayed to us by a good customer:

“This is a comical story about a Rollator (a rolling walker with hand brakes and a seat).  My Dad fell and broke his hip at age ninety-three.  After healing, therapy, and etc., he could walk with a regular walker, but because he had no more cartilage in his knees due to so many years of osteo-arthritis, and he was too stubborn to get a knee replacement, walking was pretty slow and painful.  He decided he could move along a lot faster and smoother if he had a Rollator.

Before The Relief Shop was available, we went to a more expensive hospital supply store and they had one Rollator in the store which was actually their sample.  When he saw it, he tried it out, and made the statement “This thing really goes!” I tried to explain that it was the store sample and wasn’t for sale, but the store could order him one.  His comment was, “I won’t leave this store unless this Rollator goes with me,” and he sat down on it and wouldn’t budge! How do you convince a ninety-three year old, very opinionated man that he couldn’t have what he wanted?

After a while a solution was found — he could take the rollator home and use it until the new one came in.

My Dad was very happy and we left with the Rollator in tow.  When we got back to the Senior Center where he lived, he moved faster, held his head higher and was “king of the hill” with his new Rollator.”

Shop The Relief Shop for home medical supplies, disability aids, incontinence products, mobility aids like wheelchairs, rollators, walking sticks and canes, joint and arthritis pain relief products, light therapy, diabetic supplies, durable home medical equipment, sleep aids, assistive devices, independent living aids, massage products, pain relief products and so much more.

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