May is National Arthritis Month – Graham-Field Products Assist in Providing Relief

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May is National Arthritis Month – Graham-Field Products Assist in Providing Relief

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. About 1 in 4 adults have arthritis that has been diagnosed by a doctor[1]. Since May is National Arthritis Month, what are some important facts about this common condition[2]?

  • There is no cure for arthritis but it can be managed and treated. Treatments can include medication and non-drug therapies such as physical therapy.
  • Physical activity can help to reduce symptoms and improve mood.
  • A healthy weight reduces stress on joints. Losing as little as 10-12 pounds can reduce pain and discomfort for people with arthritis.

Graham-Field is happy to provide low-impact options to those looking to add more physical activity into their daily routine.

With a doctor’s approval, items such as the pedal exerciser, and the exercise pulley set can be just what is needed to add more exercise to and enduser’s day.

There is no shame in needing assistance if experiencing any loss of mobility that may be associated with arthritis. With Graham-Field’s line of quality mobility products, the arthritis sufferer never has to walk alone! Depending upon the individual situation, canes, walkers, or rollators can be just what is needed to make getting around more comfortable for the arthritis sufferer.

When long term care is required, Basic American by Graham Field proudly provides numerous items that can potentially help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with arthritis.

From support surfaces; such as foam and low air loss mattresses to reclining chairs that are long term care approved, we have an extensive offering.

So as we recognize National Arthritis Month in May, we here at Graham-Field gladly support dealers and others, and the endusers they take care of, who may be arthritis sufferers.

[1] https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/communications/features/arthritis-awareness.html

[2] https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/arthritis-fast-facts.html

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About GF Health Products, Inc.

Graham-Field is a major manufacturer of healthcare products used in the extended care, acute care, primary care and homecare markets. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 300 US-based employees, Graham-Field has wholly owned domestic factories in WI, GA, NC, and RI, with additional distribution facilities in MO, GA and CA. Graham-Field product brands include Basic American Medical Products™, Everest & Jennings®, Gendron®, Grafco®, Hausted®, Intensa®, John Bunn®, Labtron®, Lumex® and Lumiscope®. Visit grahamfield.com or call 1.770.368.4700.

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