There are aids to make life easier for those with rheumatoid arthritis.
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you know that many normally simple, ordinary tasks, like opening jars, tying your shoes and even getting dressed can present monumental, if not impossible, hurdles.
As toddlers, we begin to establish our independence by insisting on doing everything on our own, without help, and as adults, we’re really no different. No one likes to ask for help doing things that we’ve always been able to do without giving it any thought.
But the pain, joint disfigurement and decreased joint mobility that accompany RA can markedly decrease your fine motor skills to the point where you feel like you’re “all thumbs.” If this is the case, you have to either ask for help, or you can avail yourself of the many assistive devices that have been developed and configured especially to aid people with decreased dexterity.
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