From household chores to even the simple act of walking, your loved one with arthritis can experience difficulty with various parts of daily living. As a loved one, you can take advantage of the holiday season to show your support for your loved one with arthritis with a well-picked gift. These gift ideas for arthritis are sure to come in handy when shopping for your loved one!
One of the most defining and burdensome parts of life with arthritis is coping with chronic pain. Hence, if you’re stumped on what to gift your arthritic loved one this holiday season, you can never go wrong with alternative medicine that helps to alleviate pain. Such lotions, ointments, and other topical treatments can relieve your loved one from this unpleasant symptom of their arthritic condition. All your loved one needs to do with your gift is to rub the product on their skin, making it easy for them to apply when their joints feel unbearably painful.
A Wax Bath
Wax bath therapy is a comfy way to relieve aching joints, giving your loved one a taste of luxury while giving them more ease to navigate their chronic pain issues. Such baths temporarily stop the pain in an arthritic person’s hands and feet, simply with the help of warmed wax. Paraffin wax is particularly popular because of its pain relief properties, as well as being odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Hence, paraffin wax baths are less likely to irritate your loved one’s skin, keeping them safe.
Convenient Kitchen Tools
If your loved one’s passion lies in cooking, arthritis can be an even deeper struggle, because it can make cooking an uphill task. Nowadays, there’s a large variety of arthritis-friendly cooking and kitchen tools on the market that any home chef with arthritis would love! For example, look out for products with thick and comfortable grips that prevent slipping and other accidents. Such tools can make cooking at home a joy again for your loved one, revitalizing their love for food.
Alleviating arthritis-related pain has a lot to do with moving. However, exercise may not always be the most convenient option for everybody. If your loved one is tech-savvy or is simply more of a homebody, video games are a great option to keep them moving even within the safety of their home. Interactive video games, especially the ones that require movements such as sports and dance-themed ones, can ensure that your arthritic loved one sneaks in some exercise even on the laziest of days.
A Heated Mattress Pad
Heat soothes body pain, which is why it’s no wonder that arthritic people love owning a heated mattress pad. Such pads help to relax stiff muscles and joints, another defining characteristic of arthritis that many struggle with. However, to prevent any fire hazards, make sure your loved one’s mattress isn’t a gel mattress before buying one of these!
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