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Solutions for Dressing with Arthritis

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Solutions for Dressing with Arthritis

Those who suffer from arthritis are used to joint pain.  It is the most common symptom in nearly all forms of the disease.  The pain individuals experience from arthritis is caused by inflammation around the joint.  Over 52 million adults in the US have reported suffering from some form of arthritis.  That is more than 22% of the population!

Arthritis encompasses around 200 different diseases that affect various joints.  Any number of joints can be affected by the ailment including feet, knees, hips, hands, and fingers.  Weight-bearing joints are particularly susceptible to the pain and stiffness that accompany the disease.

Many who suffer from arthritis have severe restrictions in tasks they perform on a daily basis.  There are all types of products on the market to assist these individuals in daily tasks.  From gadgets to help you put your socks on, to specialized utensils for the kitchen, goods that assist individuals live independently despite battling the ailments of arthritis are out there and make a big difference.

Dressing is one of the daily routines that arthritis definitely impacts.  Adaptive apparel is a perfect solution for anyone who struggles with independent dressing.  Silvert’s offers clothing for head to toe dressing solutions for those who have difficulties in dressing due to arthritis.

Blouses and Tops:

The best solutions are so often the simplest.  That’s the beauty behind our magnetic shirts.  Magnets replace buttons (show image) so the wearer never has to deal with all those small closures on button up shirts which can easily inflame arthritic pain.  Getting ready for your day can be as easy as a snap.

Bras:

Brassieres cause particular difficulties for those with arthritis in their hands. With this in mind, we offer bras that are simple and easy for anyone to put on.  Silvert’s Easy-On bra is front closing and features 4 simple snaps to secure it.  Check out our guide to proper fitting adaptive bras here to always get the right size and fit.

Pants:

One of Silvert’s top selling products for years has been our Side Open Arthritic Pant.  Available for men and for women, these pants feature VELCRO® brand strips on either on both sides of the elastic waist band.  They make the pants easier to put on, easier to pull up, and, most importantly, so much easier to close and secure.  This means the wearer won’t need help negotiating zippers or button closures that are so frustrating to those with limited dexterity in their hands.

Footwear:

Tying up laces is no easy task for arthritic hands.  Moreover, arthritis pain in feet can make putting on and wearing shoes a painful chore.  VELCRO® brand closing footwear is a fantastic alternative.  It should provide relief for both hands and feet. Silvert’s best selling slipper checks all the boxes for arthritis sufferers.

Women’s Extra Wide VELCRO Slipper      
Men's Extra Wide VELCRO Slipper
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Men’s Extra Wide VELCRO Slipper

These slippers are completely adjustable making it simple to accommodate swelling or pain in the foot.  VELCRO® brand tabs line the entire length of the closure ensuring great fit with very little pressure needed to secure them.

Silvert’s takes great pride in helping individuals with arthritis continue to dress independently.  For those with more debilitating arthritic pain, we also offer numerous solutions designed for assisted dressing that are aimed to keep routines simplified and dignified.  Check out just a few of our featured styles options here.

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The Giving Care Team is a group of senior and adaptive clothing professionals dedicated to helping the elderly maintain a comfortable and dignified lifestyle with tips and secrets on how to get the most out of life when disability and age fight to stop us at every opportunity. The Giving Care Blog is a resource for seniors, their families and caregivers.

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