There are many reasons why some people have trouble putting their socks on in the morning. At Thesis Care, we have created a solution to this problem.
One of the issues which often makes putting socks on a challenge is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis affects most of the joints in the body, especially in the knees, hips and hands. This condition often causes the cartilage within the hip joint to gradually become eroded, leading to the hip bones rubbing against each other, causing pain and stiffness. Consequently, flexibility is reduced.
Alternatively, someone may suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. This is where an error occurs in the immune system so it attacks the lining of the hip joint, which also leads to pain and stiffness.
Hip fractures are also a very common cause of bone injury in elderly people and are usually the result of a fall.
Both osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and hip fracture may mean the individual requires a hip replacement. The majority of conditions which are often treated with hip replacement surgery are age-related.
Although the aim of a hip replacement is to reduce pain and increase the individual’s ability to move around, many people do not have a significant increase in their range of movement and may still experience some pain. So a hip replacement doesn’t necessarily make putting socks on a piece of cake.
Another reason why people may struggle to put their socks on is back pain. Everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives as it can stem from many different things, such as a bad posture or overstretching. However, it is unlikely that these causes will make putting socks on a day-to-day challenge. More serious back pain, possibly caused by being overweight, a slipped disc in the spine or sciatica (irritation of the sciatic nerve), however, can significantly affect a person’s range of movement.
Do you have arthritis which is reducing your ability to bend? Have you had a hip replacement which hasn’t effectively improved your range of motion? Do you suffer from back pain and constantly find yourself straining when trying to put your socks on? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then we might have just the thing for you.
At Thesis Care, we offer the Sock Horse. You’ll find life much easier once you can attach your sock to this piece of equipment and use the long handle with ribbed thumb grips to slide the sock over your foot. This sock aid greatly reduces bending and back strain so you will no longer need to ask a family member to help you or, worse, struggle for a long time alone. The design of the Sock Horse makes the process of putting your socks on, which was once a chore, quick and easy. Additionally, the design of the Sock Horse means that there will be minimal contact against the skin during use, to reduce the risk of skin damage and irritation. As if that wasn’t enough, the Sock Horse can also be used as a shoehorn.
We don’t believe you should have to dread putting your socks on every day, so it’s time to allow the Sock Horse to do the work for you!
Hip replacement, NHS: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/hip-replacement/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Back pain, NHS: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Back-pain/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Back pain - Causes, NHS: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Back-pain/Pages/Causes.aspx