LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS: EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND EASIER DRESSING
Arthritis affects over 10 million people in the UK alone. It usually causes stiffness, pain and fatigue which can affect people all through the year, however the winter and wet weather months can make it harder to manage the symptoms.
The severity varies from person to person, and even from day to day. Half of those with arthritis say the worst aspect is the pain. This pain is often invisible, and its effects can go unnoticed. This is one of the main reasons why diagnosis can be delayed or even not diagnosed at all.
Early diagnosis is key to preventing further damage. It is therefore important to know the symptoms and to contact a healthcare professional if you have concerns. Daily activities are affected if not treated appropriately. This can lead to peoples' quality of life and physical abilities being affected.
Our friends at Arthritis Action UK have created a helpful guide to keeping well in winter when living with arthritis.
See Arthritis Action UK Page for more advice and help >
How can The Able Label help?
The cold and damp weather affects those living with arthritis as climate can create increased pain to joints throughout their daily routine, including during dressing.
Our range of stylish, discreetly adapted clothes mean the amount of effort needed to get dressed independently is minimised. You can find out more about The Able Label on our About Us pages >>>
Also, it is important to note that with diagnosis of arthritis, you could be eligible for VAT exception on our clothing. Find out more about this on our VAT Exemption page >>>
We have a wide range of items adapted for Women & Men with easy Velcro for simplified touch close fastening, helping to avoid tricky buttons and zips.
Here are some of our Velcro adapted core favourites explained -