The Best Recliner for Recovering from Surgery

Best Recliner for Recovering from Surgery

Has your doctor recommended a recliner for your recovery after surgery? Or do you have a loved one preparing for surgery and want to make their recovery more comfortable?

Sitting in a recliner with your feet above heart level allows gravity to naturally reduce stress and inflammation. This position jumpstarts your body’s circulation and helps you recover from surgery faster.

This is why most doctors will recommend a recliner for your recovery. In this article, we take a look at what makes the best recliner for recovering from surgery.

Recliners Are Recommended After These Surgeries

Having a wide range of positions to relax in keeps you comfortable during your recovery period. Most doctors will recommend a recliner after surgeries on the following parts of your body:

  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Shoulder
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Stomach
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Foot

Recliners are useful after any surgery where taking it easy is part of the recovery prescription.

How to Make Sitting Down & Getting Up Easier

If sitting down and getting up is difficult after surgery, a lift recliner will make the process much easier.

La-Z-Boy Lift Recliners are perfect for those who need assistance moving from a seated to standing position.

La-Z-Boy Astor Lift Recliner
La-Z-Boy Astor Lift Recliner

La-Z-Boy Lift Recliners have an electronic wand that lets you raise and recline the chair with the touch of a button. This helps you go from a sitting to standing position without having to strain.

Another option is to add a taller base to your recliner. La-Z-Boy also offers this option on most of their Recliners as an upgrade.

Adding a taller base on your La-Z-Boy Recliner brings the height of the seat to around 4 feet. This makes getting up and sitting down easier, but a lift recliner makes it completely effortless.

Power Recline vs Manual Recline After Surgery

Power recliners are the easiest to operate and require the lowest amount of effort to recline.

However, they typically cost more than manual recliners and need to be plugged into a power source in order to work.

La-Z-Boy Niagara Power Recliner
La-Z-Boy Niagara Recliner

La-Z-Boy Power Recliners come with buttons on the side of the recliner or on a wand that makes reclining to a comfortable position very easy.

Manual recliners have a handle on the side that lifts and lowers your leg rest. You’ll have to lift this handle with your arm and shoulder. Which can be challenging if you’ve recently had surgery on those parts of your body.

La-Z-Boy Mason Manual Recliner
La-Z-Boy Mason Recliner

At La-Z-Boy, you can customize the side of the recliner your handle is on. Some people will put the handle on the side they aren’t operating on. They call this the “good side” for short.

Set Up Your Recliner Before Your Surgery

It’s important to make sure your recliner is ready for you when you get home. Most recliners will take a few days to ship and arrive at your home.

If you purchase a recliner customized with unique fabrics and options, it can take a few weeks before it’s customized and shipped. These orders have to be custom manufactured and upholstered before they’re ready for delivery.

Most furniture companies run promotions throughout the year. This means you can get a great deal on your recliner every day.

How to Pick a Recliner That Fits Your Body

Your recliner should be a comfortable place you can recover from your recent surgery. However, if you pick the wrong recliner you could experience neck, back, and leg pain.

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we can fit you for a recliner that fits your body perfectly.

Plus, you can download our Recliner Buying Guide for free and use it to find a recliner that fits.

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We’d be happy to help you find the perfect recliner for your home at any of our locations in NC, SC, and GA.

Free Recliner Buying Guide 2019