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How can an occupational therapist help someone with arthritis?

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An occupational therapist can show you ways to do everyday tasks without worsening pain or causing joint damage. Some joint protection techniques include how to:

  • Get in and out of a car, chair or tub, as well how to lift things.
  • Use your strongest joints and muscles to reduce the stress on smaller joints.

SOURCE: Arthritis Foundation

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 22, 2019

SOURCE: Arthritis Foundation

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 22, 2019

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