10 Ways to Deal With Arthritis in Your Daily Routine
In the bathroom
“That big, cushy recliner might look inviting, but it may do more harm than good. A chair that is too soft aggravates symptoms in your back.”
Scott Burg, DO
Department of Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
3. Elevate your seat: For many — especially those with knee, hip and back issues — getting on and off the toilet is a daily challenge. Solutions range from elevated seats that add height to a toilet to powered toilet lifts if you need the extra help.
4. Go electric: Electric toothbrushes have fatter, easier-to-grip handles than traditional ones. They also do much of the brushing work for you, which is helpful if you have shoulder problems. Similarly, electric razors make shaving easier and may reduce the nicks and cuts you get from shaving with achy, unsteady hands.