Limited mobility could be a result of injuries, disease, chronic pain or arthritis. These can all result in problems with walking and might result in losing all leg functions. Even though people have these limitations, they still want to move around as much as possible. A manual wheelchair is perfect for providing mobility in these cases.

Manual wheelchairs are ideal for those who have limited mobility. It makes mobility much easier than not having one, especially for people with upper body use. This will help them to keep healthy mentally and physically.

Standard Wheelchairs

These are the most popular wheelchairs on the market and they weigh anywhere from 30 to 50 pounds. Most of them are made of robust metals like steel and are inexpensive compared to other kinds of wheelchairs. They can carry up to 250 pounds.

Lightweight Wheelchairs

These wheelchairs are ideal for those who have difficulties moving standard wheelchairs. As a result these individuals would need help from other people for their mobility or would have to go with an electric wheelchair. Lightweight wheelchairs have dramatically changed how people with mobility problems use wheelchairs.

They are constructed of lightweight materials like aluminium and various alloys. They are much easier to move for those who have weaker upper bodies and weigh in anywhere between 15 to 30 pounds depending on their configuration. Their weight capacity is similar to the standard wheelchair.

One great thing about lightweight wheelchairs is that they are now being made with custom features for people who lead a very active lifestyle. These lightweight wheelchairs help active users to move quicker and the chairs themselves are even more aerodynamic, which make them ideal for wheelchair sports.

Heavy Duty Wheelchairs

On the other end of the spectrum are heavy duty wheelchairs which are built for those with limited mobility that need a more durable wheelchair. These heavy duty wheelchairs often come with ergonomic seats and as a result they are bigger and generally more comfortable.

These wheelchairs are mostly for users who have larger body frames or excess weight. They can carry up to 500 pounds.

Carrying heavy weights isn’t the only function of heavy weight wheelchairs. They are great for withstanding varying outdoor terrains. If you have limited mobility but still enjoy being outdoors, this would the perfect wheelchair for you.


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