These electrically controlled adjustable beds provide ultimate comfort along with convenience to users. These beds are perfect for those who are suffering from lower back pain. However, the question is, whether they can offer relief (albeit to some extent) from chronic joint pain caused by arthritis. Let us see.
What is arthritis?
Before we discuss that issue, let us at first understand what arthritis is. It is a medical condition wherein patients feel pain caused by inflammation of joints where multiple bones (two or at times more) converge. Generally, people feel this pain in sensitive joints like hip and knees.
Osteoarthritis is the most frequent form of arthritis. It is a degenerative joint disease, which is caused by the breakdown of cartilage, which enables seamless mobility and flexibility of the joints and provides protection against friction between bones in the joints.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, on the other hand, occurs when the natural immune system of the human body attacks the joints by mistake, causing pain and swelling, ultimately leading to joint deformities. Another medical condition that falls under the category of arthritis is Gout. It happens when there is an abnormal buildup of uric acid in the body, causing swelling and pain.
Symptoms can differ from one person to another. The most common symptoms of all forms of arthritis include pain, tenderness, swelling, stiffness in the joints. Now let us come to the topic of discussion….
How can electrically powered adjustable beds help in these conditions?
Frankly speaking, these adjustable electric beds help patients in four different ways:
They allow easier changes in sleeping position
When people toss and turn in sleep, it also changes the position of the body joints, including the ones affected by arthritis. Without an adjustable bed, this can cause immense pressure on the affected joints, causing aggravation of pain. These beds can be lowered or raised with a single press of a button, and this means the body position can be changed without exerting any pressure on the affected joints.
They help in increased circulation of blood flow
The inflammation, which causes pains in joints, can be relieved by stimulating the flow of blood into the affected areas. Changing positions with the help of motorized bed will help improvement in blood circulation, which will ease the feeling of stiffness.
They help in equal weight distribution across the pressure joints
The extent of weight exerted on the joints contributes immensely to the inflammation and degeneration of the cartilage. Thus, use of these adjustable beds would distribute the weight evenly all over the body, thus reducing the strain on the joints. This hugely releases the stress, augmenting the quality of rest the joints receive. Naturally, it provides additional comfort to the patients.
They help in improving muscle functions to alleviate pain and reduce muscle spasms
Last but not the least, these adjustable beds improve muscle functions, alleviating pain and reducing the muscle spasms.
Hence, taking all these factors into account, it can very well be said that these beds play a pivotal role in treating every form of arthritis in one way or the other.