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

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Arthritis-friendly utensils with fat foam handles are widely available and can make a world of difference. Consider these other simple ideas around the kitchen, too:

  • Buy pots and pans with handles on both sides. They're easier to carry.
  • Give your fingers and hands a break and use an electric jar opener and electric can opener when you prepare foods.
  • Rearrange your kitchen so that the things you use most often are the easiest to reach.
  • Replace small switches and doorknobs with large, easy-to-grip knobs, or levers that you don’t need to turn.

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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