One of the most common signs that you may need a mobility aid in your life is if you’re struggling with body movement. However, this may not always be the case. There are many other signs that may show up, and it pays to detect them early. This is because they may limit your independence and freedom.
In today’s guide, we’ll highlight some of the common signs that indicate you may need an assistive mobility device. We’ll also provide suggestions on some of the devices that are best suited for a particular problem. This will help you know where to start when checking out all the available options.
If you find it hard to walk for short distances due to chronic pain, it may be time to switch to using a mobility aid. For some, the pain can be solved through physical therapy, massage, or medication. For others, however, the only way to reduce the pain would be to use a walking or balance aid.
Power wheelchairs are a great option that can help you go wherever you want to and stay out for as long as you wish. This is without experiencing any pain or needing to take time off for recovery. At Solax, we offer the S7103 electronically controlled power wheelchair that is easy to operate and maintain. It will give you the comfort you need and independence to move about while indoors and outdoors.
Feeling fatigued after standing or walking for a long time is normal. However, if it happens constantly just after a short while, it may be a sign that you need some help. This is common for people with ALS, multiple sclerosis, and those recovering from stroke. It can discourage the patient from wanting to leave the house.
Some of the mobility aids that can help you tackle constant fatigue include a power wheelchair, foldable scooter, and a standing chair. As you may already know, the power wheelchair helps with moving about. A foldable scooter does the same job.
The purpose of a standing chair is to help lift the user and keep them at a secured standing position and lower them back into a seated position. At Solax, we offer the S7205 standing chair that provides several features for all your needs.
Serious injuries can limit your ability to move around or even engage in normal day-to-day activities. This is especially if you have broken limbs, hips, a broken back, or an internal injury. These conditions can make it challenging to walk, stand, reach for items, and do chores.
Since power wheelchairs, scooters, and lifting chairs help with moving about and standing, the lifting chair is another great option to consider. It helps users reach for items that are positioned in higher cabinets and drawers. The Solax S7102, in particular, allows you to raise your sitting position and lower it at the touch of a button, while still using the device.
Falls can cause serious injuries among the elderly and seniors. This is especially if they happen often. The falls could be caused by general body weakness, cognitive illnesses, or injuries. If you find it difficult to maintain your balance with a walker, it may be time to switch to a better mobility aid that’s suited for your needs.
A better mobility aid such as a scooter can help prevent dangerous falls. It is designed to make movement in the outdoors easy and safe. This means that you can easily and quickly run an errand or hit the store to get some groceries. We have a wide selection of scooters at Solax that not only prevent falls but also make overall movement easier.
If you find yourself losing balance often when walking or standing, it may be time to get your hands on a mobility device. Balance is important as it helps us coordinate our movements and activities well. Without it, there is a chance that we could fall.
One of the many ways you may be able to realize this is if you find yourself reaching for furniture or a wall to maintain balance. Mobility aids like walkers and canes can help you regain your stamina. If the problem persists, you can opt for a better device such as a wheelchair or a scooter.
As a rule of thumb, it’s best to first consult a qualified doctor before deciding to use a mobility device for the first time. This also applies if you want to transition from one device to another. It ensures that what you go for works for your individual needs and is the perfect fit for you.
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