As I get older, I realize how much more difficult it is to use my hands without cramping and pain. You know what I am talking about. You get a jar of something like pickles, and you’re trying to unscrew the lid and it just won’t budge. So that is doubly frustrating. You have the pain, and sometimes you can’t even get the lid off, no matter how hard you try.
Welcome to the world of arthritis! It’s kind of funny that every time I go to the doctor, which is about twice a year, I mention my arthritis pain. She takes a closer look at my fingers, which are out of joint, then advises me to take an aspirin, ibuprofen, or Advil. ™ Really? I could have saved the co-payment and took myself out to lunch.
There are a few adaptive tools that you can use to make your life a little easier. Here are four nifty tricks to minimize the pain of arthritis:
I can’t say enough good things about the Arthritis Pain Download. Hypnosis can help you achieve relief from arthritis pain by teaching you how to use your mind to lower the amount of pain you perceive.
I use this download and can tell you truthfully that it does work. Don’t get me wrong, if your doctor has prescribed medication, don’t stop taking it. Use it in combination with the download.
Another thing I appreciate about hypnosis it that it is so cost effective, and you can listen to it over and over again for less than the price of a lunch entrée.
TV Remote Control
The buttons on your TV remote control are pretty small, and to an arthritis sufferer, it can result in a lot of pain to program your favorite channels. This is where the Tek-Pal Universal Remote Control comes in so handy.
There are only six buttons to push, and they are oversized. Best of all, they light up so you can see exactly what you need to do. What a relief to be able to turn the TV on and off, change channels, or adjust the volume without hurting your hands.
I know there are a lot more cans with pop-tops, which I appreciate, but most lids require a strong hand to get them off. Jar-Pop easily opens vacuum-sealed jars, and all you have to do is gently lift the lid upward, and is comes right off.
The pain of arthritis may make it more difficult to move your hands, so it may be more difficult to eat, and you may end up spilling food on your clothes. The UBend-it Bendable Spoon or Fork has a twist in the shaft so you can position it at a comfortable angle when you’re eating.
Don’t let the pain of arthritis stop you from doing things that you enjoy. Try these handy tips and see which ones work for you.Please feel free to leave a comment on what has worked for you.