Arthritis Physical and Occupational Therapy (cont.)
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What Joint Protection Techniques Are Offered?
There are ways to reduce the stress on joints affected by arthritis while participating in daily activities. Some of these include:
An occupational therapist can show you ways to do everyday tasks without worsening pain or causing joint damage. Some joint protection techniques include:
What Are Assistive Devices for Arthritis?
If you have arthritis, many assistive devices have been developed to make activities easier and less stressful for the joints and muscles. Your therapist can suggest devices that will be helpful for tasks you may find difficult at home or at work.
A few examples of helpful devices include a bath stool for use in the shower or tub, grab bars around the toilet or tub, and long-handled shoehorns or sock grippers. Your therapist can show you catalogs that have a wide variety of assistive devices.
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