Have you had hip or back surgery lately with a long recovery time? If so, it is important to follow the doctor’s orders and not bend over to do certain daily tasks, like putting on your socks and shoes.
Furthermore, if your hands are greatly affected by arthritis, it can impede you from being able to tie your shoes appropriately.
So what can you do? Let us introduce you to adaptive aids for putting on socks and shoes and tying shoelaces. Arthritis and the inability to bend over are common problems, and there are many solutions tailored to your needs.
Grab life by the shoehorns
We are really excited about the new Shoe Boot Assist. This is not just any shoehorn. It is long enough to prevent any need for bending, and it features an easy-to-use squeeze handle on the end that lets you grab the shoe securely to take on and off. It is perfect for boots, shoes, galoshes and slippers. The shape of the gripper handle is designed to let you use all four fingers, requiring minimal strength.
Another type of shoehorn is the classic looking Telescopic Shoehorn. In addition to its classy look and convenient wrist strap, it adjusts between 12 and 30 inches in length. It makes for a great traveling item.
Slip on socks in upright position
If the doctor tells you not to bend over to put on your shoes, you’re not going to be allowed to bend over to put on your socks either. Our stock of footwear aids would be incomplete without our many sock aids, such as the Deluxe Sock Aid with Foam Handles. Slip the sock onto the terry cloth non-slip outside, while the nylon fabric on the inside allows your foot to slide neatly and fully into the sock.
Tie shoes with one hand
As we said earlier, arthritis in the hands affects the ability to tie shoes. We have a few items that will allow you to tie with one hand, requiring less bending and less fine motor work.
The NoBow ShoeTie is a simple plastic one-piece aid that you install once on your shoe to allow for one-handed tying from then on out. This simple piece of plastic is out-of-the-way and features a brilliant shape.
Choose colors clear, white, brown or black to match your favorite pair of shoes.
Alternatively, you may replace your shoelaces with the super convenient Lock Laces. It gets rid of the need to tie your shoes ever again!
Save time and energy, especially if you have arthritis or have undergone surgery. Take footwear on and off in a breeze.