Posted by: Kelley Dees | April 1, 2011

Solutions for Living: Gripping solutions

Gripping Solutions: These solutions are for people with arthritis or weak hands. They will help reduce stress to the wrist and elbow and will improve leverage strength.

  • Add-on handles are beneficial for those who may have difficulty gripping things. These handles make it much easier to hold things with handles.
  • Door knob turners are great for those who live or work in a building that has old standard round knobs. These come in a variety of styles, including one that is portable so you can have it with you all the time. Having the long lever can make it much easier to open doors, instead of having to grip a round door knob.
  • A sliding faucet handle is great for those who garden or do yard work. The handle makes it much easier to grip compared to a standard water faucet spigot.
  • Ergonomic garden tools are designed around the way our hands work. They are made to reduce stress on your hands while working.
  • Easy-grip jar openers are a great tool! They come in a variety of sizes and styles so that you can open just about any jar. No more banging the jar on the side of the counter!

Check out the other posts in the Solutions for Living series:

Disclaimer: The University of Wyoming, Wyoming AgrAbility and its project partners, and the United States Department of Agriculture do not endorse or recommend any of the products or websites described at the exclusion of other suitable products or websites. The author’s opinion of the safety and effectiveness of the products is based on the representations of the companies that produce them and assume that all directions as to their use have been followed.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

This information is adapted from Solutions for Living: Everyday tools for ranchers and farmers, a publication of Wyoming AgrAbility and the University of Wyoming/Cooperative Extension Service. The full brochure can be viewed here (1.7 MB file).


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