How a Mobility Aid Can Help With Psoriatic Arthritis

woman using a pink wheelchair with the ocean behind her

Mobility aids are devices such as walkers, canes, and wheelchairs that can assist with walking, balance, and other parts of life with chronic pain. They come in many forms, as do the reasons for needing to use one. I experience the most debilitating of my psoriatic arthritis (PsA) pain in my feet and sacrum, so early on, I knew a mobility aid of some type would be in my future. But that wasn’t the only reason why I ended up owning a fleet of mobility aids. There is so much more to PsA than joint pain.

Unfortunately, there are still people who only associate these devices with the elderly, paralyzed, or those recovering from a short-term injury. Inability to walk is just one reason for needing one and age is irrelevant when living with a painful chronic condition. I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in my early 30s and was in my late 30s when I purchased my first mobility aid. I wasn’t old and I could still walk, but it significantly improved my quality of life–and still does.

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Published by Cynthia Covert

Diagnosed in 2001 with psoriasis, followed by fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, endometriosis, and later a botched hysterectomy turned her world upside down. Cynthia shares her experience, advice, and tips for how to make life with chronic pain easier and less painful.

2 thoughts on “How a Mobility Aid Can Help With Psoriatic Arthritis

  1. My mom (85) lives on her own, in her own house in AZ. She’s fallen a few times. In her house she uses a walker, but it’s too heavy for her to take out for errands. She fell pretty badly when dropping her car off to get worked on. Do you have to have a helper for you to be able to use your motorized cart?

    1. I will eventually add a lift/carrier on my car for my power wheelchair. Until then and because of my muscle tearing issues I have to rely on family to put it in and take it out of my trunk.

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