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Get a grip: 10 "Must Have" Arthritis Aids

Don't let arthritis cramp your style. Simple living aids can help combat the challenges associated with arthritis pains and the completion of daily tasks. The products below have been carefully selected for their quality, their consistently high Amazon ratings, and their exceptional value (most items are under $20).  Most importantly, they're proven to work.

Fumble at the door no more! The Easy Turn Keywing features a comfortable grip and makes turning keys effortless.

Each Keywing easily clips on, creating additional surface area on the head of a key. When in place, the Keywing gives users extra grip and control, and provides increased leverage, making keys much easier to turn with far less strength.

Each Keywing attachment is slim and lightweight. They also come in multiple colors, making your keys easy to find and identify.

The EZ Door Knob Grip from Able Life features a wing-tipped design that makes it possible to open doors with the touch of a finger. No more door levers or other expensive knob replacements needed. Great for kids, parents loaded down with grocery bags, and older adults suffering from arthritis who may need assistance opening doors.

The EZ Door Knob Grip is easy to install, fitting directly over your existing door knob. It also glows in the dark to help you find the door knob in low light conditions!

To eliminate the pain and frustration that comes from buttoning small buttons, check out the Vive Button Hook. It features a comfortable non-slip handle and a super smart hook design that makes the process of navigating through buttonholes (and securing the hook around buttons) as easy as possible.Perfect for those with limited dexterity and those suffering from arthritis or carpal tunnel.

An added bonus: The Vive Button Hook also comes with a narrow zipper hook attached to the bottom of the handle. The hook slides into most zipper pulls, making zipping clothing and jackets a breeze.

These EZ Grip Zipper Pulls are a smart and tasteful way to make opening and closing zippers quick and effortless. Simply attach to anything with a zipper – from jackets and sweaters to boots and bags. Wear and carry your favorite stuff without sacrificing your independence.

These zipper pulls are sturdy, durable and great looking. Made of high quality nylon. Come 10 to a pack.

Smart speakers are phenomenal gifts for those suffering from arthritis and other physical challenges. Use them to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, make calls, turn on lights, control thermostats and more. No hands required!

This Echo Dot from Amazon is the most popular smart speaker on the market. It features a great-looking fabric design and it's compact enough to fit perfectly into small spaces. Over 300,000 4 and 5-star reviews!

This Instant Off Faucet Attachment is a simple, effective and incredibly inexpensive solution for those who struggle to turn faucets or handles. It's also super handy for those who often get messy with their hands and simply don't want to dirty the sink equipment.

The stainless steel valve is easy to install (replaces the aerator on any faucet) and effortless to use. To start the flow of water, push the stainless steel rod with a finger or with the side of a hand. To stop the flow of water, simply remove your hand and release the rod!

Turn your shoes into slip-ons without sacrificing the look of a bow. Stretchlace shoe laces keep your casual sneakers or boots looking great. They're super stretchy so you don't have to tie and untie your shoes every time you put them on or take them off. Tie them once and you're done! Perfect for those suffering from arthritis, who are physically challenged in anyway, or who simply appreciate the convenience and comfort of slip-ons.

Big Fat Pens! You don't need to be struggling with your grip to love these guys. They're fun, easy to hold and a joy to write with. No wonder they've earned nearly 500 5-star ratings on Amazon.

Featuring non-slip rubber grips on crystal blue bodies, these pens are also great deals. They come 5 to a pack with 5 extra ink cartridges. Also included: A detachable lanyard to keep the pen close at hand.

Turning on and off lamps can be a challenge, particularly when it comes to older lamps with small lamp switches. These lamp switch knobs from EasyComforts are a perfect low-cost solution. (No need to buy new lamps!) They fit over most standard lamp switches, they're a snap to install, and they're super easy to grip and turn. Come 2 to a pack.

For card-playing lovers who aren't willing to give up their games despite challenges associated with gripping and holding the cards. These wooden playing card holders from Yellow Mountain Imports are awesome. Sleek and simple but with plenty of room to build a winning hand. Featuring a solid wood design and a curved structure to keep your cards concealed. Great for children with small hands as well! Come in sets of 4.


Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Please feel free to comment and please feel free to let us know if you have any other recommendations for living more comfortably with arthritis.


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