10 Ways to Deal With Arthritis in Your Daily Routine
5. Shower smart: If you have trouble getting in and out of the shower or fear falls, try installing rails or using an adjustable shower chair. Other, simpler changes can help, too. For example, liquid soap is easier to handle than bars. You can even add an automatic dispenser to your shower.
6. Try wiping alternatives: Nobody wants to talk about toilet hygiene, but it’s important. Patients often tell me arthritis prevents them from getting properly clean, which leads to irritation. One alternative: Buy rolled cotton, and break off pieces to use when wiping. Cotton feels more tactile than toilet paper, and you can moisten it for better cleaning. Just remember: Don’t flush it, or you will have plumbing work to do.