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Date: 10.09.2017
From: Emma

Subject: Arthritis in the shoulder, difficulties opening UPVc windows

Hi, My Mum has recently been diagnosed with arthritis in her shoulder after over 3 years of misdiagnosis as frozen shoulder, which has resulted in severe muscle degeneration on the right side. She has mild cerebral palsy too, which can make balancing difficult at times (reaching/steps are out of the question). She had a fall a couple of months back and broke her collar bone. One of the real issues is opening high up/far back UPVc windows with locks as it is almost impossible now. Does anyone have any hints or tips or advice on aides that can be used to both unlock and open windows?
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Date: 10.09.2017
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: Arthritis in the shoulder, difficulties opening UPVc windows

hi Emma , cant help realy , there are PVC window repairers & could ask one if there is a better lock

as for us we tend not to fully lock our windows because of problems opening them , other thing is to get some physio help to improve her mobility
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Date: 22.09.2017
From: Emma

Subject: Re: Arthritis in the shoulder, difficulties opening UPVc windows

Thanks, ill have to keep looking. The physio has given exercises which are helping with general movement.
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