Many people suffer from mobility issues or poor blood circulation, and often these medical problems are connected. Although mobility and circulation issues can be minor and have a minimal impact on daily life, for some people they are severe enough to cause ongoing pain and a range of practical difficulties that make daily life a challenge.
Common mobility problems
There are a range of health problems that can result in restricted mobility and one of the most common is arthritis. According to the NHS, approximately 10 million people in the UK have some form of arthritis, which is a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. It can make even basic movements like getting into and out of bed difficult. Mobility can also be restricted by paralysis triggered by things like head injuries, strokes, spinal injuries and multiple sclerosis.
Common circulation problems
Poor blood circulation also has a range of potential causes, including atherosclerosis. This is a condition that results in the arteries getting clogged with fatty substances called atheroma or plaques. A range of things can increase your chances of developing atherosclerosis, including smoking, eating a high-fat diet, not getting enough exercise, being obese and consuming excessive amounts of alcohol. Age is also a risk factor, and conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol can make you more likely to develop it.
A health problem called Raynaud’s syndrome can affect circulation too. This is usually brought on by stress, anxiety or low temperatures and it causes the blood vessels to go into a temporary spasm that restricts the flow of blood. Although Raynaud’s isn’t a major health problem, it can be uncomfortable and make it difficult to use your hands properly.
Prevention and treatment
It isn’t always possible to prevent mobility or circulation problems that are connected to other health issues. However, there are some things you can do to reduce the general risks associated with these conditions. For example, getting regular exercise can help you to retain muscle strength and flexibility, while eating a healthy diet, avoiding smoking and cutting back on your alcohol consumption can reduce your chances of developing problems with your circulation.
If you have a specific medical complaint that is causing your mobility or circulation problems, your doctor will be able to recommend the best treatment. Depending on the nature of your health issue, this may include anything from taking painkillers or other medicines to undergoing surgery.
How our products can help
The products we offer at Adjustamatic can help to reduce the symptoms associated with restricted mobility and poor circulation. Our adjustable beds and riser recliner chairs can be ideal if you struggle to get into and out of sitting or sleeping positions. At the simple press of a button, our chairs ease you from a standing to a sitting posture, and vice versa, while our beds can help you lie back for a comfortable night’s sleep or sit up to read or watch television. They also allow you to raise or lower your legs to achieve the perfect sleeping position. If you suffer from limited mobility, these adjustable functions can help you to be more independent and reduce your reliance on family members or carers. In addition, being able to raise your legs with the help of our riser recliner chairs and adjustable beds can prove helpful if you suffer from bad circulation as it alleviates pressure on your lower limbs.
Our beds and chairs are available with our innovative in-built NHC Cyclo-Therapy technology, which uses a three-way pulsating motion to help sooth aches and pains and improve circulation. This medically proven system can help reduce the symptoms associated with a whole range of mobility and circulation problems, including arthritis, back pain, spinal disorders and swollen ankles. You can choose from a variety of different settings. Whether you want a gentle massage to relieve your aches and make you feel more relaxed or you’re looking for a more vigorous setting to raise your pain threshold and improve your circulation, you will be able to find a setting that suits your needs.
In contrast to other massage systems that use back and forth movements, the NHC Cyclo-Therapy technique is a non-invasive treatment and it does not aggravate existing health issues. More than 27 medical papers have been produced by doctors and other healthcare experts about this form of massage therapy and its benefits to people’s wellbeing.
If you would like to find out more about the technology and the range of products we offer, you can contact us by filling in an online form or you can call us for free on 0808 301 7056. Our experts will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and explain how our products can be used to alleviate pain, boost circulation and promote independence.