Arthritis or carpal tunnel are terrible ailments that can make even once simple tasks into chores. Help is at hand though, with lots of gadgets on the market, you can finally get back to the normal life that you had, and even make your life even easier with the tools and items for sale today. Here is a list of the best of them.
If you’re finding it difficult to reach around inside your car and grab your seat belt due to arthritis, then help is here in the shape of the Grab & Pull Seat Belt Reacher. It’s a clever gadget that easily attaches to your seat belt, and gives you an extended 9″ of grip, making buckling up in your car even easier than you thought. It’s also perfect if you have limited mobility or even a shoulder injury. You can purchase it here.
Suction Cup Reacher Grabber
Reaching for simple objects can be tricky if you have arthritis in your hands or arm. It’s also very difficult to perform essential maintenance around the house such as changing a lightbulb. This is why the Vive Suction Cup Reacher Grabber has been invented, to solve these types of problems. It a reachable arm with a length of 32″, and can hold up to 5lbs in weight. Its a lightweight brushed aluminum design, and features an easy to use trigger handle. It comes with a lifetime guarantee too, so you can be assured this is a gadget meant to last. Get it here.
You can now cut down on those multiple trips to the car, and stop those heavy plastic shopping bags from cutting into your hands with the ingenious Baggy Pal device. It features a comfortable ergonomic design that much better than the cheaper alternatives of bag carrying devices on the market. It is made with a bright yellow design, and can hold a few plastic carry bags easier than trying to hold them all with your hands. This device will actually allow you to free up one of your hands if your shopping is light enough. Its a great essential for any shopping trip, and can be found here.
JW200 Lids Off Jar Opener
Opening jars is one of the biggest complaints amongst those that have trouble with their hands. Sometimes it can even be painful to try and open what is an essential everyday item. There are a number of cheap jar openers on the market, but will struggle to open stubborn lids. The JW200 Lids Off Jar Opener is not one of them. Its in the high end of jar opening gadgets, and will handle whatever tough jar lids you throw at it. It will work with plastic and metal lids, and as well as regular jar sizes, will open baby food jars too. You can learn more about it here.
Carex Upeasy Seat Assist
Perfect for older citizens and those that have arthritis in their hips, or leg joints, the Upeasy Seat Assist does all the heavy lifting for you. The design features a hydraulic system that gives you the boost you need to get up from your couch or seat easier than before. It doesn’t need batteries or electricity, so its much cheaper than the more expensive systems, but it works just as well supporting up to 70% of your body weight as it lifts. It also weighs only 9lbs, so is portable and easy to carry. You can find out more about it here.
Vivi Pocket Dresser
Even tasks that we normally take for granted such as zipping up our trousers, or buttoning your shirt, can be difficult if you have arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. There is a handy little gadget in the shape of a swiss army knife, and it’s almost as good. The pocket dresser makes it easy for you to grab buttons, small and large, as well as zips. It’s a very popular tool also with elderly and those that have large fingers, and you can purchase it here.
There are many items in your house that can be difficult to handle for those with joint and finger problems. Take the pen, pencil, or even the toothbrush. Don’t forget that even cutlery is a daily difficulty, if you can grip things that are small or thin. To the rescue is the Built-Up Handle. It comes in a pack of 4 and features a large ergonomic ribbed design that can fit over a range of items including all those mentioned. It’s soft enough to use regularly, and is dishwasher safe. You can get your set here.