Patients Rheumatoid arthritis
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 16/11/2017 14:56
Rheumatoid arthritis and pain that it causes can make it very difficult for the patients to perform everyday tasks. However there exists a number of devices designed especially for people with rheumatoid arthritis in order to ease their pain and discomfort.
Are you familiar with any of these devices to help you open tins/jars, hold kitchen utensils, dress/undress, use the car, etc.? Have you already used them?
If yes, you are welcome to share your experience with and your opinion of them, to help others with the information.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Beginning of the discussion - 17/11/2017Assistive devices to help with everyday tasks https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/rheumatoid-arthritis/living-with-rheumatoid-arthritis/assistive-devices-to-help-with-everyday-tasks-2058
Posted on 17/11/2017 10:43
Thank you @Margarita_k
I have difficulty opening all jars & bottles so any suggestions from other members would be great.
Also does anyone have experience of/can recommend any insoles? My feet are sometimes so painful it’s an effort to walk.
Posted on 20/11/2017 18:55
I can no longer do the zip up on the back of my clothed and wondered if anyone else had issues like this and found a different way to manage it.
Posted on 21/11/2017 10:51
Try attaching a long cord or shoe lace to the pull section of your zip, get into it and grasp the cord. Slowly bring the cord up over your shoulder then, while sitting on/holding the lower part of dress or top, slowly pull up the zip using your shoulder as a pivot. If the zip sticks try moving the cord over to the other shoulder.
I hope this helps.
Posted on 21/11/2017 19:22
Thank you Sally I will try that but how do you undo the zip when taking it off in the evening
Posted on 24/11/2017 07:12
Hi I am having real trouble using a tin opener it is so painful does anyone have any ideas on what I could. Thank you in advance
Posted on 25/11/2017 12:04
What about sing an electric tin opener
Posted on 25/11/2017 12:12
@SparklingGem, if you leave the cord/string attached but tuck it down the back of your dress/top would that work? I don’t know if this will solve the problem though as it’s possible the cord might show. I’ve given up wearing anything with zips at the back for this reason!
Posted on 26/11/2017 13:14
Thank you Sally. I will try it out see if it's works for me
Posted on 11/01/2018 18:28
I have arthritis in my thumbs I was given hand splint but I find them clumsy especially when trying to prepare food any suggestions would be very grateful