The Straight & Curved Stairlift Buyers Guide®


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Who Should Use a Stairlift?

Who Should Use a Stairlift?

Those with Health Problems That Cause Difficulty in Climbing and Descending Stairs

Most health problems which cause difficulty in climbing up or descending down staircase stairs include ACL knee ligament injury, Arthritis joint pain and damage, back disorders, breathing disorders, fear of falling, gait abnormality, heart disease, heart disorders, hip fracture, hip replacement, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, leg, ankle and foot disorders, poor balance and poor grip strength. The following health topics below include descriptions of health problems which may cause falls and safety issues while climbing stairs.

ACL Knee Injury | Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

An ACL torn ligament injury may make your knee feel unbalanced or loose-fitting, and your knee may give way during twisting or pivoting motions or fail in keeping the body balanced and upright.


Arthritis | Joint Pain and Damage

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the two most familiar types of arthritis. Arthritis is a medical painful joint condition affecting a joint or joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Stress on weight bearing joints may occur with progressive difficulty in walking, sitting upright, climbing stairs, gripping and holding with hands or arms. A stairlift manufacturer has received the Ease of Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.


Back Disorders

A back disorder can involve the spinal column, vertebrae, back bones, muscles, discs, nerves, tendons and other tissues extending from the neck to the pelvis. Injury, disease, damage, infection and fractures are some major causes of back disorders.  Pain can travel from back to legs to feet. Thinning discs may cause strain, numbness and less flexibility.


Breathing Disorders

Short of breath, not getting enough air, unable to take a deep breath, difficult breathing, gasping for air, breathless after mild exercise or exertion such as climbing stairs.


Fear of Falling

Fear of falling is the apprehension or the anticipation of a fall. Fear of falling brings concern and anxiety for one's safety. Fear may be impacted by a real life experience of the traumatic event of a past fall. Therefore that fall can become associated with the future possibility of another fall. Dread or the anticipation of a fall can trigger panic and fright elevating distressing emotions which then may cause an accident. Fear can hamper and impact a person's ability to function normally on a daily basis. Simple tasks such as standing, walking and climbing can be affected by apprehension of falling. Fear of falling can have a disturbing impact on every aspect of a person's lifestyle.


Gait Abnormality

Gait abnormality is a deviation from the normal gait of movement with an unusual and unmanageable walking, running or climbing pattern that typically results from dysfunction of the nervous and/or musculoskeletal systems. The muscular and skeletal system provides form, stability, and movement of the body. Rehabilitation of certain gait abnormalities often improves the gait. Range of treatment may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychiatric counseling, walking retraining, climbing retraining, motor skill development, exercise therapy, leg braces, splints and the support of family and a caretaker.


Heart Disease and Disorders

Heart disease or cardiopathy is a grouping of different heart diseases and conditions of functional or structural disorders affecting the heart which include cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, Inflammatory heart disease, ischaemic heart disease and valvular heart disease.


Hip Fracture | Hip Replacement

A fracture is defined as a break in the bone or a broken bone. A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter bone of the femur which occurs near or at the head end of the femur thighbone near the hip joint. A fall or a direct blow to the side of the hip may cause most hip fractures. Prior to a hip fracture, aching in the thigh area or in the junction of the torso and the legs may be an initial indication that a hip fracture is about to occur.

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by an artificial implant made of plastic, ceramic and metal. After surgery of hip replacement and rehabilitation, hip replacement may improve mobility, improve the range of motion, relieve pain and restore function of the leg and hip joint.


Knee Pain | Hip Pain | Back Pain

Pain of the knee, hip or back is an unpleasant sensory experience with the unbearable feeling of physical hurt, causing acute discomfort, emotional anguish and distress and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning causing the body to feel sick and in poor health.


Leg, Ankle and Foot Disorders

Ankles, bones, calves, feet, hips, joints, knees, legs, muscles, nerves, skin and thighs are used for climbing and descending stairs, jumping, kicking, and running, standing and walking. Any disorder, disease, trauma or injury can effect natural movement of the body. A functional abnormality or disturbance to the leg, ankle and foot effects balance, impedes movement and makes individuals more susceptible to medical problems that are caused by poor leg, ankle and foot alignments.


Pain Climbing Stairs | Pain Climbing and Descending Stair Steps

Pain is a severe emotional, mental and physical discomfort, ordeal, suffering, aching or throbbing sensation received via nerve endings which can be intensified while climbing up the stair steps or going down the stairs of a staircase. Pain while climbing stairs may include aching, stiffness, swelling or bruising of ankles and legs, extreme back pain along with pressure or discomfort in the neck or head, pain in arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain and noticeable lack of coordination.


Poor Balance

Poor balance is a disturbance of normal physical functioning, equilibrium, movement, stability and steadiness of the body, where the consequence of poor balance may be falling over while standing still or when walking or climbing stairs.


Poor Grip Strength

Poor grip strength is a weak hand muscle strength with poor gripping power and an insufficient energy force applied by the hand to squeeze, pull on, hold onto or hang onto objects. Conversely, strong grip strength is important for tasks such as climbing stairs. Sufficient grip strength is important for holding onto the stair rails with a firm grip clutching the rail or rails to maintain balance and prevent a fall.


Solution for People with Health Problems That Cause Difficulty in Climbing and Descending Stairs

A Stair Lift is a viable solution for those who have difficulty climbing stairs with a knee injury, Arthritis, back disorder, breathing disorder, fear of falling, heart disease, heart disorder, hip fracture injury, hip replacement, knee, hip or back pain, leg, ankle and foot disorder, poor balance or poor grip strength.

Difficulty Climbing Stairs

The Stairlifts Industry recognizes the difficulties that reduced mobility can bring for you or your loved ones. Many injured, handicapped, senior, elderly and individuals in poor health have problems in climbing up and descending down stairs. With a possibility of falling down the steps, a stair lift can help remove the danger.

A Stair lift can also assist people who have a fear of falling on stairs and can help them to overcome the fear. A Stair lift can aid people who have difficulty in climbing stairs with back pain, breathing disorders, knee, hip and back problems, leg, ankle and foot conditions and individuals with poor grip strength. A stair lift can travel up and down the stairs smoothly, gliding from one floor to another, while helping to ease the pain, pressure or stress to the feet, legs, ankles, knees and body.


Stairlifts Design

Stairlifts are designed and manufactured utilizing Innovative Technology. Manufacturers sell and install sit frame, Sit or Stand Stairlift frame and Perch Stairlift frame stair lifts. Stairlifts has helped thousands of customers worldwide enjoy maximum safety, convenience and comfort.


Stairlift Features

Stairlifts are designed for your comfort, convenience and safety with features such as Battery Power which allows no interruption even with a power outage, a directional Paddle Switch which is easy to operate, even by those with limited dexterity, a padded seat and backrest that ensures that the Stair lift gives the most comfortable ride available, two Infra-red Remote Control handsets which are supplied for the upstairs and downstairs, allowing the user to 'call' or 'send' the stair lift up and down the staircase, a safety belt is included for added security, Safety Sensors on the footrest and carriage stop the lift if an obstruction is encountered, soft Start / Stop Action technology for a smooth ride and a lockable Swivel Seat which allows the user to safely board and leave the lift without the need for twisting the body.


Solution for Difficulty Climbing Stairs

A Stairlift is a comfortable, practical, surprisingly affordable and reasonably priced solution for mobility issues with difficulty climbing stairs. Not simply for the senior, elderly, injured or handicapped, a stair lift is a great solution for anyone who finds trouble navigating up and down their stairs. A stair lift can take you from floor to floor on an enjoyable ride effortlessly in safety and comfort; while removing the risk of falling down stairs. A Stairlift can make your life easier while reducing stress, easing pain, shortness of breath and fatigue.


Benefits of Installing a Stairlift

Enjoy the benefits of a Stair lift installation. A Stairlift removes the risk and fear of falling down stairs for those with poor balance. Stairlifts minimizes the worries about hip fracture, broken bones, fatality, hospitalization, injury, rehabilitation and moving to a nursing home or care facility; as a result from falling down the stairs. Stay in the home you love and enjoy your whole home again, with total accessibility and full use of the upstairs and downstairs floor levels of your home. Sit Back. Relax. And Ride in Comfort! Stairlifts have been installed in hundreds of thousands of homes worldwide to help people to stay in the home they love.