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How can assistive devices help with RA?

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Even with the best treatment, rheumatoid arthritis can slow you down. That's why a good treatment plan doesn't stop with just medicine and exercise. Extra help is available if you start to have trouble with everyday activities. Assistive devices are products and tools that can make life with rheumatoid arthritis easier. They might be new things you add to your home or improvements to something you already have. These simple devices let you continue to cook, clean, get dressed, bathe, and move around with more ease.

SOURCES:

D'Youville College: "Assistive Devices for Dressing."

Greene, B., Bulletin on the Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis Foundation, July 2003.

WebMD Feature: "Devices for Living Easier with Arthritis."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Assistive Devices and Orthotics."

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

D'Youville College: "Assistive Devices for Dressing."

Greene, B., Bulletin on the Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis Foundation, July 2003.

WebMD Feature: "Devices for Living Easier with Arthritis."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Assistive Devices and Orthotics."

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

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