Mobility Solution | Massachusetts MA

Health problems and difficulty climbing stairs ...
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Eliminate the struggle and fear of falling down your stairs.
Acorn has an easy solution ... an 'elevator for your stairs.'

Health Problems Can Cause Difficulty Climbing Stairs

Why struggle with your stairs?

Most health problems which cause difficulty walking up and down stairs include ACL knee ligament injury, arthritis joint pain and damage, back disorders, breathing disorders, fear of falling, gait abnormality, heart disease, heart disorders, hypertension, hip fracture, hip replacement, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, leg, ankle and foot disorders, muscle, bone or ligament problem, poor balance and poor grip strength, shortness of breath, strain or sprain. The following health topics include descriptions of health problems which may cause falls and safety issues while using stairs.


An Acorn Stairlift may be the perfect mobility solution for you or someone you love.

Ride up and down stairs in comfort and safety on an Acorn Stairlift.
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Fear of Falling

Fear of falling is the apprehension or the anticipation of a fall. Fear of falling brings concern and anxiety for one's safety. Fear may be impacted by a real-life experience of the traumatic event of a past fall. Therefore that fall can become associated with the future possibility of another fall. Dread or the anticipation of a fall can trigger panic and fright elevating distressing emotions which then may cause an accident. Fear can hamper and impact a person's ability to function normally on a daily basis. Simple tasks such as standing, walking and use of stairs can be affected by apprehension of falling. Fear of falling can have a disturbing impact on every aspect of a person's lifestyle.

Poor Balance

Poor balance is a disturbance of normal physical functioning, equilibrium, movement, stability and steadiness of the body, where the consequence of poor balance may be falling over while standing still or when walking or using stairs.


Gait Abnormality

Gait abnormality is a deviation from the normal gait of movement with an unusual and unmanageable walking, running or climbing pattern that typically results from dysfunction of the nervous and/or musculoskeletal systems. The muscular and skeletal system provides form, stability, and movement of the body. Rehabilitation of certain gait abnormalities often improves the gait. Range of treatment may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychiatric counseling, walking retraining, climbing retraining, motor skill development, exercise therapy, leg braces, splints and the support of family and a caretaker.

Arthritis | Joint Pain and Damage

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the two most familiar types of arthritis. Arthritis is a medical painful joint condition affecting a joint or joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Stress on weight bearing joints may occur with progressive difficulty in walking, sitting upright, ascending stairs, gripping and holding with hands or arms.


ACL Knee Injury | Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

An ACL torn ligament injury may make your knee feel unbalanced or loose-fitting, and your knee may give way during twisting or pivoting motions or fail in keeping the body balanced and upright.

Back Disorders

A back disorder can involve the spinal column, vertebrae, back bones, muscles, discs, nerves, tendons and other tissues extending from the neck to the pelvis. Injury, disease, damage, infection and fractures are some major causes of back disorders.  Pain can travel from back to legs to feet. Thinning discs may cause strain, numbness and loss of flexibility.


Hip Fracture | Hip Replacement

A fracture is defined as a break in the bone or a broken bone. A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter bone of the femur which occurs near or at the head end of the femur thighbone near the hip joint. A fall or a direct blow to the side of the hip may cause most hip fractures. Prior to a hip fracture, aching in the thigh area or in the junction of the torso and the legs may be an initial indication that a hip fracture is about to occur.


Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by an artificial implant made of plastic, ceramic and metal. After surgery of hip replacement and rehabilitation, hip replacement may improve mobility, improve the range of motion, relieve pain and restore function of the leg and hip joint.

Breathing Disorders

Short of breath, not getting enough air, unable to take a deep breath, difficult breathing, gasping for air, breathless after mild exercise or exertion such as climbing stairs.

Knee Pain | Hip Pain | Back Pain

Pain of the knee, hip or back is an unpleasant sensory experience with the unbearable feeling of physical hurt, causing acute discomfort, emotional anguish and distress and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning causing the body to feel sick and in poor health.


Leg, Ankle and Foot Disorders

Ankles, bones, calves, feet, hips, joints, knees, legs, muscles, nerves, skin and thighs are used for climbing and descending stairs, jumping, kicking, and running, standing and walking. Any disorder, disease, trauma or injury can effect natural movement of the body. A functional abnormality or disturbance to the leg, ankle and foot effects balance, impedes movement and makes individuals more susceptible to medical problems that are caused by poor leg, ankle and foot alignments.


Pain Climbing Stairs | Pain Climbing and Descending Stair Steps

Pain is a severe emotional, mental and physical discomfort, ordeal, suffering, aching or throbbing sensation received via nerve endings which can be intensified while climbing up the stair steps or going down the stairs of a staircase. Pain while climbing stairs may include aching, stiffness, swelling or bruising of ankles and legs, extreme back pain along with pressure or discomfort in the neck or head, pain in arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain and noticeable lack of coordination.

Poor Grip Strength

Poor grip strength is a weak hand muscle strength with poor gripping power and an insufficient energy force applied by the hand to squeeze, pull on, hold onto or hang onto objects. Conversely, strong grip strength is important for tasks such as climbing stairs. Sufficient grip strength is important for holding onto the stair rails with a firm grip clutching the rail or rails to maintain balance and prevent a fall.

Heart Disease and Disorders

Heart disease or cardiopathy is a grouping of different heart diseases and conditions of functional or structural disorders affecting the heart which include cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, Inflammatory heart disease, ischaemic heart disease and valvular heart disease

Solution for People with Health Problems
that Cause Difficulty in Climbing and Descending Stairs

An Acorn stair lift is a viable solution for those who have difficulty climbing stairs due to a knee injury, arthritis, back disorder, breathing disorder, fear of falling, heart disease, heart disorder, hip fracture injury, hip replacement, knee, hip or back pain, leg, ankle and foot disorder, poor balance or poor grip strength.


Difficulty Climbing Stairs

Acorn Stairlifts recognizes the difficulties that reduced mobility can bring to you or your loved ones. Many injured, handicapped, senior, elderly and individuals in poor health have problems climbing up and descending down stairs. An Acorn stair lift can help remove the fear and danger of falling and will make your life easier while reducing stress, easing pain, shortness of breath and fatigue.


Acorn Stairlifts Designs and Manufactures Stair lifts

Acorn Stair Lifts designs and manufactures stair lifts utilizing innovative technology and sells and installs sit frame, stand frame and perch frame stair lifts. Acorn Stairlifts has helped thousands of customers worldwide enjoy maximum safety, convenience and comfort.


Acorn Stairlift Features

Acorn Stair Lifts are designed for your comfort, convenience and safety with features such as battery power which allows no interruption even during a power outage, directional paddle switches which are easy to operate, even by those with limited dexterity, a padded seat and backrest that ensures that the Acorn Stair Lift gives the most comfortable ride available, two Infra-red remote control handsets which are supplied for the upstairs and downstairs, allowing the user to 'call' or 'send' the stair lift up and down the staircase, a safety belt is included for added security, five safety sensors on the footrest and carriage stop the lift if an obstruction is encountered, soft start and soft stop technology for a smooth ride and a lockable swivel seat which allows the user to safely board and leave the lift without the need for twisting the body.


Benefits of Installing an Acorn Stairlift

Enjoy the benefits of an Acorn stair lift installation. Never again will you worry about using your stairs. Regain the feeling of independence as you freely go from floor to floor in the home you love. Acorn Stair Lifts are safe, reliable, and maintenance free. Just sit back, relax, and ride in comfort!


Acorn Stairlifts have been installed in hundreds of thousands of homes worldwide and its product and customer satisfaction are a standing testament to their dedication in providing the best in stair lift technology. To this day, it remains at the forefront of stairlift technology.

It is a simple truth that staying in your own home gives you a wonderful feeling of independence. Don't waste another minute wondering if a stairlift is right for you. Call 800-259-0370 or fill out the form at the top of this page to request more information or a FREE quote. If you prefer, one of our friendly, experienced specialists will be happy to call you back and arrange a time to personally meet with you, assess your specific needs, and answer all of your questions - ALL FREE AND WITH NO OBLIGATION.

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Testimonials


"Just wanted to let you know how
pleased we all are with the stair
chair you recently installed. We
could not have been happier
with your sales representative
over the phone and your installation
people. I would highly recommend
Acorn to any and all!! "


Richard T H, Syracuse, NY - August 2009


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We feel we should write and
tell you know how happy we are
with our Acorn Stairlift. Initially we
were hesitant about having one,
however you took the time to explain how the stairlift would
help my wife and I. You were
very helpful and informative.
We did not feel pressured,
and everyone was very
helpful and understanding.
We decided to purchase and
the following day it was installed,
with no mess, by David,
a very good worker.
Thank you to everyone involved,
we are grateful."

Joe & Carol D, Newton, MA - March 2008


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" I was very impressed with the
engineering of the stair lift and
how quickly Acorn help line
responded to a question I had
regarding installation. The stair lift
installation went smooth. We are
very happy with the quality of the
lift we purchased. Thank you for
the help you provided online and
by telephone. "


Tony & Olive B, St. Louis, MO - January 2009


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" My mother is 95 years old
and she is perfectly safe
using your stairlift. Thank you. "


Donald G, Atlanta, GA - May 20