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What tools make your life with PsA a bit easier?

What tools or gadgets help you make day-to-day life with psoriatic arthritis a little easier? I know electric can openers are very popular. Please share any other helpful tools!

  1. Door handles, rather than knobs.

    1. , yes! Same goes for taps/faucets - we had a new bathroom fitted years ago and someone (who obviously doesn't have arthritis) thought it would be a good idea to use taps that are completely smooth cylinders. Sometimes it's impossible for me to turn the tap on due to not being able to get a good grip on it, and that's before it gets all wet and slippery from the water! -Catherine, Community Moderator

    2. Hello I sure know how you feel. My husband had to put in door handles for me too. They make a big difference. Right now my hands are the worst. Thanks for chiming in. Diane (Team Member)

  2. Electronic keypads have replaced all of the door locks in our home. What a game changer no more fooling with keys!

    1. this is such a great idea! I love that there are different options available now. And, bonus, in addition to no longer having to worry whether or not you'll be able to grip the key, you don't have to worry about remembering where you last put your keys! That sounds like a real game changer, for sure. -- Warmly, Christine (Team Member)

    2. Hello , WOW!! Never thought of this. This must make life so much easier. Thanks for sharing. Diane (Team Member)

  3. I use a chair to sit on when sweeping or washing my floors. It takes pressure off my knees back and hamds

    1. That's wonderful, ! Sweeping and mopping the floors can be sooo straining! Having a seat while you mop or sweep is such a life saver. I've had plenty of times where even doing the dishes has taken a toll on my back, which is another reason why I'm such a fan of using chairs while doing chores lol
      I'm so glad you have something to help you clean! Thank you so much for sharing with us, I'm wishing you a lovely weekend💕 - Abigail, Team Member

    2. Hello , Thanks for sharing. This is a great tip. I'm sure this takes the strain off the back and makes you feel better. How are your hands feeling? We would like to hear from you. Diane (Team Member)

  4. First and foremost is my 5.5"straight Kelly hemostat; I couldn't run my kitchen without it. I use it to remove the tight safety lids on food and spice containers, pick up or hold in place hot metal objects such as the grid tray in the air fryer, etc.

    1. I'm so glad that you're hemostat helps run your kitchen, !! I've honestly never thought about using them in those ways before, but now I'll have to look into them for myself!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!! If you don't mind me asking, when did you first start using your hemostat?😊 - Abigail, Team Member

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