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The pain and stiffness from arthritis may make it hard
for you to do your daily tasks. For instance, if you have problems with your
hands or fingers, you may find it hard to type or to open and close a door. If
you have problems with your hips or knees, it may be hard to go up and down
stairs or get in and out of a chair.
When these everyday tasks get
harder to do, you may feel tired and frustrated. But there are some changes you
can make in your home and work area that can help you move more easily and with
You can find some of these devices and tools online, in
medical supply stores and catalogs, and in local retail and home improvement
An occupational therapist can help you make these and
other changes to your home and work area.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerStanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
Current as ofOctober 31, 2016
Current as of:
October 31, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
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