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Can raising the height of the toilet seat help someone with RA?

Raising the height of the toilet seat can help anyone with weakness in their quadriceps muscles. The process can also help compensate for weakness in some of the other muscles that work on the hip and knee.

The quadriceps muscles work to help people straighten their legs. Ex. when they are rising from a chair or getting up from the toilet. These muscles also work to allow people to sit down smoothly. When these muscles are weak, people sometimes just "plop" down on a seat when they are trying to sit down. They cannot control their movements easily. A raised toilet seat can help with both of those problems.

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