If you have arthritis, it's important to find a suitable chair. If you find it difficult to get out of your chair, if it makes you slouch or if you feel uncomfortable after you've been sitting for a while, you may want to think about getting a new chair that's more suited to you.
There are thousands of easy chairs on the market today and many claim to be specially designed for people with arthritis. We won't specify which chairs are best, but we will provide guidelines on things to look for when choosing.
Do I have the right chair for my needs?
If you have arthritis, it's important to find a chair that will be comfortable while also supporting your joints. You may want to consider whether your current seating is suitable. Read more
What should I look for when buying a chair?
When you're buying a new chair, you should think about how high it needs to be, how you'll get up from it and what kind of armrests it should have. Read more
Finding a comfortable chair
It's important to check that the seat and backrest of your chair will give you support and make it easy for you to stand up. There should be enough room for you to easily change position. Read more
What else should I think about when I buy a chair?
When buying a new chair, you should also think about seat covers, whether you'll need to move it, how suitable it will be for you and how it will fit in with the rest of your furniture. Read more
Where should I look for a new chair?
Many specialist warehouses are used to helping people with arthritis, and Disabled Living Centres can also offer advice. The rule for buying a new chair is to try it before you buy it. Read more