Arthritis Tips

We’ve got some new ones! Take a look at how our community members are making life a little easier. Found a better way to complete a daily task? Send in those tips and make life a little easier for the rest of us!

I’ve heard anyone who sends in five (5) new (never published on AI) tips and includes their mailing address with get an Arthritis Insight easy grip pen!

New Tips

To use a regular desk stapler press down with forearm instead of wrists.
Submitted by: Veronica

To cut fingernails, use a large toe-nail clipper. If you have problems squeezing them, simply lay them upside down on your thigh, insert fingernail in them and press down with the heel of your hand. Submitted by: Veronica

I like to burn candles whenever possible. The warm glow relaxes me and in turn eases my pain. Submitted by: Veronica

To open a jar that has a little vacuum button on top, I turn it on its side and put the tip of a butter knife between two of the indents under the edge of the lid. I then push the handle toward the jar and the seal pops. I then turn it back right-side up and twist the lid off effortlessly. This works great for me and I even have severe deformity in my hands.

I have a little trick that helps me to get out of the bathtub by myself. The first time I figured it out, I was so proud of myself! Place a towel on top of a bathmat outside tub, and lift leg that is closest to wall up and across body keep right on going up and over the edge of the tub! With one foot braced on the floor, it is so simple to stand. But if you find that you need a rest, you are now straddling the tub and can take a breather before standing. Submitted by: Veronica

Use a seam ripper to open things that you normally would have to pull apart (crackers, cookies, chips, frozen foods in plastic bags etc. Submitted by: carols

Tips & Hints Archives

This is where you’ll find all the tips and hints submitted by our community members. We’ve grouped them in categories so they’re easier to find.

At the Office
It’s hard enough getting to work – here are some tips to make the work day a little easier…

Life in General
Little tips and tricks to get you through your day…

Kitchen Help
All those nifty gadgets and shortcuts to make getting dinner on the table a little bit easier.

Around the House
Cleaning, laundry, organizing and more.

Keeping the critters happy, the easy way!

Dress ’em up, jazz ’em, take ’em out on the town.


Found an easy way of doing an everyday task? Well come on! Don’t be greedy, let us all in on the secret! Click here to send us your tip.