It took five years before I was given my diagnosis. I lived in Bedfordshire at the time. Now in Dorset, married for seventeen years to Garry, and with two children, Eleanor, thirteen, and Alex, nine, I have lived with RA for nearly thirty years. It was during the summer holidays ofhaving undergone surgery to partially fuse my wrist, my mum passed me a book by Jill Mansell.
Next Arthritis-Friendly Tools Arthritis can make everyday activities a challenge. Buckle Up Have trouble reaching for your seatbelt in the car?
This clever seat belt handle easily attaches to your existing seat belt strap and extends out six inches to bring the belt within easy reach, making buckling up a breeze. The glow-in-the-dark version keeps you from fumbling for your belt after the sun goes down.
This lightweight, portable tool allows you to comfortably retrieve out-of-reach items. The 3-inch-wide, slip-resistant jaws have a magnet in the tip to make picking up small metal items like paperclips easier too. And the pistol-grip handle is comfortable to operate — even with stiff arthritic hands.
Available in and inch lengths. Be a Pack Rat Cut down on multiple trips to the car and keep heavy shopping bags from digging into your palms with this ingenious carrying tool that allows you to port up to 50 pounds and multiple bags at once. Open Up Opening jars can be difficult for anyone, but with arthritis the twisting motion can be downright painful.
This electric jar opener from Black and Decker comes to the rescue, twisting off even the most stubborn lids with the touch of a button. The hydraulic design gives you the boost you need to get on your feet from any hard surface or chair without the need for batteries or electricity.
It supports up to 70 percent of your body weight as it lifts. Get Dressed in a Zip Simple everyday tasks like buttoning and zipping clothing can be tough with stiff arthritic hands. This little multi-purpose tool comes to the rescue, slipping buttons into holes on one end and hooking zippers to make them easier to pull.
A soft rubber handle makes it easy to grip. Get a Grip on Mealtime Kitchen tools like slim forks, spoons, and knives can be difficult to grasp with arthritic hands.
Make mealtime easier with these Good Grip Utensils that feature large, ribbed, ergonomic rubber-like handles. Swiveling action allows you to twist them into the most comfortable position.
The dishwasher-safe set comes with a fork, knife, tablespoon, teaspoon, and small spoon. Take Charge of the Remote Television remote controls may be convenient, but many have tiny buttons that can be difficult to operate with inflexible fingers. So swap out your remotes for this universal one that can be programmed to replace up to four remotes for televisions, VCRs, DVD players, and cable boxes.
Dig In Enjoy gardening but have trouble holding your hand trowel or hand rake? Swap them out for these easy-to-grip versions that make digging and gardening a breeze. The ergonomic design keeps your wrist in a natural position while the sturdy stainless steel blades cut into soil cleanly and easily.
Heavyweight handles feature a slip-resistant design. Get Lost in a Book If you find yourself reading less because arthritis symptoms make holding books and magazines difficult, treat yourself to this portable book holder that does the job for you.
The book holder folds flat for easy carrying and storage. Dress It Up If stooping and stretching to get on pants, socks, and shoes gives you trouble, try this dual-purpose dressing stick that extends your reach and makes getting dressed easier.
The push-pull S-hook on one end tugs clothing into place. A shoehorn on the opposite end makes putting on shoes easier, too. And the easy-to-hold, foam-covered handle is soft to the touch.
Available in or inch lengths.Home > Arthritis Writing Aid. Arthritis Writing Aid. PRICE: $ This easy to use arthritis aid will hold any long object up to 3/4" in diameter including a pen or pencil. Simply place the object in the hole of the Arthwriter® and tighten the thumb-screw until it is secure.
Product ID. Writing with rheumatoid arthritis. I was eighteen when I developed RA. My mother had been diagnosed with the same condition five years before, so when my knuckles discoloured and ‘puffed up’, it was immediately investigated. The Arthwriter Hand Aid, model F, is a grasping aid designed to provide grip assistance to individuals with hand or finger disabilities, particularly arthritis, missing fingers, or .
The HandiWriter® is designed to facilitate the correct positioning and holding of a writing tool. Recommended for use with children of any age who have inappropriate grasp patterns, these “Writers” are now being used in many classrooms, clinics and homes, and have proven beneficial to all children who are learning to write.
The HandiWriter is designed to help someone hold a writing tool correctly. The HandiWriter is made of a stretch knit band with a charm on a cord. This is such a simple design, yet it's so helpful! It is recommended for children of any age, who have inappropriate grasp patterns. The best arthritis writing aid Ergonomic Ezy-Pen for people with rheumatoid, osteoarthritis or any other tremmor related disability.
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