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World Arthritis Day 2020 + 10% Discount Code

To help advocate for World Arthritis Day 2020 (12th of October), we thought it would be a great idea to answer some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding arthritis. We also have a 10% discount code you can use when buying Tenura products through our website.

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Can Arthritis be Cured? / Can Arthritis be Treated?

Currently, a cure is not known for arthritis. However, there are many treatments available that can decelerate and help minimise the pain and other symptoms surrounding arthritis. If you believe you or someone you know has arthritis, seek a doctor’s advice immediately.

Can Arthritis be Treated GraphicTo treat arthritis, you can use prescribed medication. There are some lifestyle changes you can make too, such as spending more time in the sun, as Vitamin D helps maintain healthy bones and allows the autoimmune system to work correctly. Sunshine is especially helpful for those with rheumatoid arthritis which is often caused by an autoimmune response in the body. You can read more about this in our "Activities in the Sun for People with Arthritis" blog.

There are various operations doctors can perform depending on the type of arthritis and its severity, with the well-known being, joint replacement surgery. During this surgery, a prosthetic joint replaces an arthritic joint.

Can Arthritis Spread?

Rheumatoid arthritis is currently perceived to spread via a person’s blood vessels. If a person has rheumatoid arthritis their arthritic joint releases synovial cells contained in the synovial sac (the sac lubricate joints to avoid friction and wear), these cells travel around the body, affecting other joints-according to a study at the Kerckhoff-Clinic, Germany.

Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis does not spread through the body. Due to this, a person with osteoarthritis may overcompensate, heavily using other joints to remain balanced and mobile. Overcom­pen­sating can cause those other joints to have excess stress put through them, which can be damaging, and this is why it is crucial to seek a doctor’s advice as soon as symptoms of arthritis occur.

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Arthritis can cause edema (swelling) in the affected areas, along with red-ish skin. In acute cases, joints are misshapen, so much so, the affected area takes on a new shape resulting in a crooked finger or toe. Knobbly abscesses can contribute to the malformed appearance, these abscesses are the body trying to protect itself, as the joints wear down, the body attempts to regrow the bone, and it doesn’t always grow in the shape it once was. Another indication of arthritis is small mucous cysts that develop on the hands.

What does Arthritis Feel Like?

Initially, it is said to feel achy, similar to a burning sensation which comes and goes depending on your activity level. In the later stages, the pain tends not to subside and remains in the affected joints. Around affected joints, the skin may be warm to the touch due to inflammation caused by irritated joints. Joints tend to become stiff and seize up, which is why the NHS recommends exercise.

How can you Participate in World Arthritis Day 2020?

We are glad you asked, there are many ways you can support World Arthritis Day. You can raise awareness and spread knowledge through your family, friends and social media. You can participate in local healthcare organisation’s charity events, appeals or fundraisers. Perhaps you could start a fundraiser yourself or participate in a fun run.

One of the ways Tenura will be supporting World Arthritis Day is through our marketing channels. We will be posting helpful information all month regarding Arthritis and Tenura arthritis aids. You can learn more about Tenura arthritis aids through our blog.

We are also offering a special 10% discount on Tenura products that can be excellent adaptive equipment for people with arthritis in their hands and fingers. Type WAD10 at checkout.

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The Tenura products that you can claim the 10% discount on are as follows:

t-b-1-red-bottle-opener-pill-bottle-1Tenura Non-Slip Coasters and Anti-Slip Mats

Non-slip coasters and anti-slip mats provide a place to rest things such as mugs and plates, the silicone grips onto the objects which keeps them held in position. A person with arthritis may find these anti-slip mats to be helpful, as you can use them in conjunction with the silicone jar and bottle openers to open containers with one hand, allowing you to use the less arthritic hand.

 

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Tenura Silicone Jar and Bottle Opener

Jar and bottle openers enable you to open containers with ease. Tenura silicone has grip-enhancing properties that allow you to get a firm grasp of lids. For a person living with arthritis, these openers can be a great help as pain, swelling, or other flare-up symptoms can make objects a struggle to hold.


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 Tenura Silicone Cutlery Grips

Arthritis can cause reduced movement in your hands and fingers that makes holding onto cutlery difficult. By sliding Tenura cutlery grips onto utensils, you no longer require the full motion used to clutch cutlery as the surface area is now greater.

 

t-sar-blue-grip-reel-gardening-toolTenura Silicone Non-Slip Grip Strips and Rolls

Create bespoke arthritis aids using Tenura grip strips or rolls. You can cut Tenura silicone down to the size and shape required. Many of our customers who live with arthritis use the grip strips around handles of cupboards, pans, DIY and gardening tools, to mention a few. Tenura silicone is both a non-slip material and grip-enhancing, which is why it is perfect for use on handles, you can get a firm hold without the risk of things slipping out of your hands.

All the products listed above are made from Tenura silicone, which means they are:

  • Antimicrobial (prevents bacteria harbouring)
  • Washable by hand or dishwasher (withstanding temperatures up to 250°C)
  • Non-toxic (safe to use in all environments)
  • Latex-free

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World Arthritis Day Logo 2020-Global Arthritis Day Logo 2020To stay up-to-date with all the events and activities during World Arthritis Day 2020, you can follow the hashtags:

  • #WAD20
  • #WorldA­rt­hri­tisDay
  • #ArthritisDay
  • #Arthri­tis­Da­y2020
  • #Cure­Art­hri­tisWAD

And follow us on our social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don’t forget to tag us in your World Arthritis Day activities and claim the 10% discount to use on our website with the code WAD10.

Tenura anti slip circular coasters

Blue_Circular_Coaster_1Spills and stains in day to day life are a constant annoyance and very easy to cause. They can lead to burns from hot food or liquids or create deep stains in furniture and fabrics, which can be very hard to remove. Unfortunately, for those with grip impairing diseases and injuries like Arthritis, the chance of injuries and spills and stains from knocking or dropping items is significantly increased. Not only will this be an inconvenience to try and clean, but it can be a tiring or uncomfortable task. Tenura anti slip circular coasters will help to decrease the risk of slips and spills by providing a stable non-slip surface to rest cups, mugs and more.

Coaster_19_RedTenura anti-slip circular coasters are made from a strong silicone material, which is durable, and high quality. Tenura coasters are antimicrobial, preventing germs, dirt, and bacteria from harbouring on its surface. Being antimicrobial means Tenura anti-slip circular work effectively in areas such as care homes, schools, hospitals, in the home and many other areas to help prevent accidents and injury. Tenura anti slip circular coasters help to prevent spills and stains by forming a strong, non-slip grip with any surface and any objects resting on top of them. This material has adhesive properties, helping to stop the material from moving freely. It creates many possibilities for the circular coasters; use as a mat, coaster, or non-slip surface depending on your requirements. Once removed, Tenura coasters will leave behind no residue so will leave no marks

Tenura anti slip circular coasters are part of our kitchen pack combination of daily living aids. Tenura products, by design, help with every aspect of the daily tasks people undergo by providing a strong, large non-slip surface. The anti-slip coaster is accompanied by a jar and bottle opener to allow jars and containers to be twisted open and closed quickly without pain or discomfort. With high-temperature resistance (dishwasher friendly and autoclave safe up to 250°C), Tenura coasters are perfect for resting chopping boards, mixing bowls and hot pans, and plates on.

car_phone_updatedTenura also offers other types of non-slip coasters to help in daily life. Tenura moulded cup holders can be attached to the bottom of cups and mugs to provide a stable non-slip surface on the go or around the home. They can be detached, washed, and re-applied at your convenience. Tenura anti-slip square coasters come in a pack of 4, designed to help prevent spills and stains from glasses, cups, mugs and cans by creating a strong non-slip grip with the surface they have been applied to, allowing little to no movement from any object resting on its surface.

Tenura anti slip circular coasters are available in sizes of 14cm and 19cm, with colour options of red, blue, or yellow.

For more information, or to purchase Tenura anti slip circular coasters, please visit our anti-slip coasters page, or speak to us on the phone. Alternatively, complete the contact us form and a member of our sales team will get back to you as soon as possible.