10 Ways to Deal With Arthritis in Your Daily Routine
In the dressing room
9. Slip into your shoes: For many of my patients, putting on shoes is the toughest part of getting dressed. Tiny, traditional shoehorns don’t cut it. But like gardening and cleaning tools, you can buy shoehorns with long handles (two to three feet). Using these long handles eliminates the need to bend and struggle.
10. Zip up: Because zippers and buttons on clothing are so small, they are difficult to maneuver if you’re dealing with swollen, inflamed joints. Consider buying a multi-use dressing tool, which helps pull zippers shut and even slip buttons into place.