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Should I go gadget shopping if I have rheumatoid arthritis?

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Think about what's hard or painful in the bathroom, and pick up a few aids to help out. Is it hard to squeeze out toothpaste? Look for an automatic dispenser. Do you have hip pain? A raised toilet seat can be much more comfortable. Wide-handled toothbrushes and hairbrushes, grab bars, and soap in pump bottles can make life easier.

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

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

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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