Have you ever had problems getting in and out of your seat? Many
people have. In fact, it can cause quite a bit of pain for an elderly individual or an individual with back
problems to lift themselves out of a low chair.
For years, people have made home made solutions to help ease their
pain as they rise out of their seats, many not knowing that there are already many chair riser and furniture riser
solutions available on the market for them to use if they so choose. In fact, there are two different kinds of
chair risers and furniture risers, and either may work for you depending on your situation.
Brace Chair Risers
The first type of chair riser is the brace chair riser, a version of which is
pictured below. This chair riser has two long poles on each side of the chair, with a handle on top. These
handles are horizontal and flat, with hand grips to help you grip them easier.
Ideally this brace should be just a little lower
than chest high so you can easily raise yourself out of the seat by placing your hands on the
handles, and pushing downward toward the ground in order to help yourself up.
These braces have been a great option for
individuals who are looking for a way to help them rise out of their seat for years.
However, there have been a few limited shoulder
injuries (mostly in the elderly) when using this type of chair riser. It is important that you know
this is the right chair riser for you before making your purchase.
If you are unsure about what type of chair riser you should
purchase, you should consult your doctor about which option is best for you. One type of brace chair riser is the
EZ Up Chair Riser, which has been advertised extensively.
The second type of chair riser or furniture riser is the more
practical leg addition. This type is highlighted in all the other pictures on this site. This
utility connects to the bottom of your bed or chair leg, in order to raise the furniture off of the ground farther.
This is ideal because it makes it so you do not have to lift yourself as high out of the chair, bed or other type
This is a lot easier on your back and arms, and will certainly
have you feeling better throughout your day. Remember to read any product reviews by other customers who have used
this riser to see how it has affected them and find any potential problems that may arise with the use of this
If constant back pain and incompatibility from staining to get out
of your seat are a problem for you, chair risers and furniture risers might be the best option for you. Because
these actually raise the furniture farther off of the ground and allow you to move to an upright position safely
instead of strain to lift yourself up, they are a wonderful option for many elderly individuals.
You should always consult your physician about which product might
be right for you and the potential pros's and cons of any device that is used to help you medically.