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