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Orthotics and aids for knee arthritis

Orthotics are mechanical devices that are worn to physically assist in correction poor alignment or function of a limb or the spine. An aid is an external device that makes things easier to do.

The disability of knee arthritis can be lessened by devices that:

  • soften impact on the joint - sorbo-rubber heels in shoes, trainers with spongy soles

  • offer support - stair rails, bath rails, shower bars, walking canes

  • help with dressing - stocking pullers, long shoe horns

  • getting out of armchairs - uplift seat

  • going upstairs - stair lifts

  • doing chores - reachers

  • sleeping - knee pillow

 

Updated: 18 Apr, 2013
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