Getting in and out of a chair is nothing special for most healthy people. Only when you are injured or recovering from surgery do you realize how painful it can be to sit down or stand up. There are many systems involved in this process, from knee and elbow joints to back and abdominal muscles—things you didn’t even expect to hurt. A lift chair is a special device that allows anyone experiencing these issues to minimize pain and reduce difficulty when getting in and out of a chair. And our Maryland lift chair experts are here to show you how a lift chair can help you improve your quality of life.
Relax and Recline
It’s difficult to actually associate a chair with comfort when you have to experience pain every time you use it. But not with a lift chair! Now you can actually look forward to sitting down to watch TV or read your favorite book. Besides, lift chairs are designed to provide an optimal level of support and cushion, allowing you to use the chair for long periods of time without developing sores. For example, the foot rest is designed for your feet to hang over the edge to remove pressure from your heels and redistribute it along the back of your calves. And the reclining position also offers a welcome change of pressure distribution, relieving stress on certain parts of your body. You won’t get this level of comfort with a regular armchair!
Take a Nap
Some lift chairs also offer a horizontal napping position that is incredibly convenient. How many times have you caught yourself falling asleep in a comfy chair, relaxed by the afternoon sun? It sure is comfortable in the beginning, but then you wake up with numbness and horrible joint aches from sleeping in a bad position. And dragging your tired self to bed after waking up in pain is also not the best scenario. With a lift chair, you can switch to the horizontal position as soon as you catch yourself dozing off. You can even sleep like this through the night without the need to return to your bed.
Enjoy a Spa Treatment
OK, maybe spa is a bit of an exaggeration, but you can definitely enjoy some great features, such as heat and massage, in some high-end lift chairs. This is a nice bonus if stiff muscles, pinched nerves and achy joints are an issue for you or your loved one. Some lift chair models also offer a “zero gravity” position that lifts your feet above your heart level, helping promote healthy circulation and reduce edema. All of these features are great for anyone suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis, neuromuscular disease or recovering from surgery.
Choosing the Right Lift Chair
If you think that a lift chair could be a good addition to your home, the best way to choose the right one is to try it out first. Feel free to visit our Hanover, MD lift chair showroom during business hours or make an appointment for a specific time. Modern lift chairs we carry come in many upholstery, style and color options to fit any interior. If we don’t have the exact lift chair you like in the store, we’ll be happy to order it for you. Don’t hesitate to call or contact us online with any questions about lift chairs or other mobility solutions.