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Web Link: British Red Cross - getting help with mobility aids or emotional support

British Red Cross provide practical, local and emotional support to people around the UK. Find out how we can help you or someone you care for, and learn more about our services. Follow the weblink for information on: emotional support Loneliness British Red Cross support line (>200 languages spoken) Call free and confidentially, 10am to 6pm daily on 0808 196 3651 They support people who are lonely, worried, and finding it difficult to access food or medication in the...

Article: Joint stiffness and pain

Patients sometimes suffer from stiff and painful joints after Intensive Care, particularly in the ankles, knees, elbows and shoulders. This can make it difficult to do simple things like getting out of bed, walking around the ward or washing and showering. Why do I have joint stiffness or pain? Patients who have spent longer in Intensive Care seem to be at greater risk of developing joint stiffness and pain. Joint stiffness and pain can be due to several things but is most likely a...

Web Link: Mobility aids

This NHS webpage gives you more information about mobility aids

Article: Mobility issues (walking)

Once you are transferred to the general ward and are beginning to become more active, you may be surprised to notice that you are perhaps not quite as able to do the things you thought you would. There are a number of reasons for this, not least that you are still in the very early stages of recovering from a serious illness, an operation or an accident. Tiredness and general weakness are extremely common, even if you only spent a short time in Intensive Care or were previously fit and...