Arthritis can be treated, but not cured. Medical treatments can reduce the symptoms and inhibit the development of the disease; sufferers may also alleviate pain and avoid functional impairment through for example exercise, training, pain relief and a healthy diet.
Common to many arthritic diseases are varying degrees of pain in the joints and muscles of the body, as well as stiff joints, fatigue and diminished functional ability.
Arthritis can cause problems in terms of managing everyday activities about the house, at school or at work, depending on the spread of the arthritis. This can manifest itself in pain when sitting, difficulty getting up and sitting down, poor balance, difficulty walking, trouble standing up for long periods and pain and difficulty handling packaging, tools, kitchen utensils and cutlery.
VELA has several types of customised chairs and sit-stand chairs that can ease the everyday life of people with arthritis. A VELA chair as an aid offers several benefits: