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What assistive devices can be used in the bathroom to help treat arthritis?

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�A tub bench or shower seat

�Non-skid shower mats

�Grab bars

�A raised toilet seat with side rails

�Long-handled sponges help you wash your legs and feet without bending.

�Easy-to-pull shower curtains

�An electric toothbrush with a fat handle

�Put a seat in front of your sink so you can avoid leaning forward. Do the same with using a freestanding mirror for grooming.

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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