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36 Life Hacks for Joint Pain You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Healthination—April 30, 2018

Healthination featured HSS rheumatologist Linda A. Russell, MD, and hand therapist Emily C. Sloane OTR/L, CHT, who provided tips for those with rheumatoid arthritis to manage joint pain.

"Patients with rheumatoid arthritis may have deformities in their wrists and hands that can make fine motor skills quite difficult," explained Dr. Russell.

"A patient can work with an occupational therapist who can provide tools that help with the activities of daily living," Dr. Russell added.

Sloane recommended using kitchen tools that chop and slice food for you. "The use of a chopper tool or food processor can assist clients to chop and mince more easily," she noted.

Additionally, Sloane pointed out that pop-out phone grips that attach to the back of your phone make it easier to hold. "They also save clients energy because you can set up the phone on the table during FaceTime conversations or watching videos online," she added.

Read the full article at healthination.com

 

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