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What can help me get dressed if I have rheumatoid arthritis?

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Make getting dressed smoother by choosing clothes that are easier to put on, or adapt the clothes you already have. Bigger buttons, Velcro fasteners, elastic shoelaces, and rings for zipper pulls can make it faster to dress. So can tools like a long-handled shoehorn.

From: Get Things Done: Tips for Daily Tasks WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 01, 2016

Medically Reviewed on 09/01/2016

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Arthritis Foundation: "11 Shortcuts to a Clean House."

Lenore Frost, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.

M. Elaine Husmi, MD, MPH, vice chair of rheumatology; director, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Darlene Lee, NP, practice manager, rheumatology clinic, University of California, San Francisco.

Jane McCabe, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, occupational therapist, certified aging-in-place specialist, Laguna Hills, CA.

Victoria Ruffing, RN, program manager, Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 01, 2016

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "11 Shortcuts to a Clean House."

Lenore Frost, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.

M. Elaine Husmi, MD, MPH, vice chair of rheumatology; director, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Darlene Lee, NP, practice manager, rheumatology clinic, University of California, San Francisco.

Jane McCabe, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, occupational therapist, certified aging-in-place specialist, Laguna Hills, CA.

Victoria Ruffing, RN, program manager, Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 01, 2016

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