The spring and summer are a good time to get outside, whether to run errands or take day trips. But driving with arthritis is often not a fun ride when you don’t have the driving aids you need to optimize your driving experience.
Arthritis is nothing to play around with. Pain can become severe and greatly reduce driver satisfaction and safety. Getting into and out of your car may be difficult and require painful twisting and turning. Turning your neck to look at traffic is difficult when your neck is stiff and can cause debilitating pain. Perhaps arthritis has greatly reduced your hand strength and comfort, thereby diminishing your driving abilities. If you need a new car, then look at these used car, like this Nissan Micra for Sale.
Let’s take a look at some of our vehicle aids that will help you in all of these areas.
Transferring to and from the seat of a car is a problem when it requires painful twisting of the torso and the leg joints. Leather or plush cushions make slipping into the seat a real chore sometimes. Get the Car Ease Slide, and you won’t have to worry about this problem ever again.
The Car Ease Slide has a slick surface that allows you to slide easily while the Car Ease Slide itself stays in place.
Catherine from Arizona reports: “My car has nice plush seats. When I get into the car, it was almost impossible to swing my legs into the car because those nice plush seats wouldn’t allow me to slide in. It hurt and exhausted me. With the Car Ease Slide, I sit down, lift my legs and swivel in with ease.”
A similar solution is the Automobility Solution, a two-in-one package that comes with a swivel seat cushion to relieve back twisting during transfers, and the lightweight HandyBar that slips easily into your door frame latch to give you extra grip for car transfers.
Pressing the button on a seat belt can be near impossible with arthritis, but neglecting your seat belt not only can result in large fines, but is also unsafe. The Buckle Bopper fits in the palm of your hand and features a shaft in the center to allow you to press the seat belt button without having to use your fingers.
Enjoy less neck and back twisting while observing traffic with the Panoramic Rear View Mirror, a large convex mirror that gets rid of blind spots and requires less movement from the driver.
Driving with arthritis can be a challenge. These brilliant inventions will help you get past arthritis and on the way to your destination.