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Daily Life and RA

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Is there something that can help me get dressed easier with RA?

Expert:   Kenya Beard , ACNP-BC, Hunter College »

Pulling on jeans and sliding on shoes are difficult tasks when you're dealing with rheumatoid arthritis pain. Find out what tools you can use to make the job easier.

Transcript: With all those zippers and buttons, changing from your PJs in the morning can get FRUSTRATING. That’s why one of the first gadgets you get should be a zipper and button puller. When you can’t MANIPULATE your fingers enough to secure the button or zipper, use this! There’s also something called a DRESSING STICK that comes with all sorts of hooks that help you push and pull drawers, pick clothing up off the floor, and even shrug on sweaters. A SOCK puller and a LONG handled SHOE horn can help you with socks and sneakers, and Velcro or elastic closures on shoes can help you avoid fiddling with laces. More »

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