Assistive Devices for People with Arthritis

An assistive device can be anything from a little gadget that helps you open flip-top cans to a three-wheeled scooter to help you get around. Devices can alleviate pain and stress on joints, conserve energy, and help maintain independence. Devices can make it easier to do the many little things that arthritis makes difficult: dressing, opening doors, turning on faucets. This guide introduces you to resources that will help you become more aware of what devices are available, how they can address your problems, and how to choose among them.

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