You’re working at your desk, but you’re distracted by a tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist.
If you have been diagnosed with RA, you are probably familiar with many of these statistics, just as well as you know the pain that occurs in your joints during an RA flare-up. Chances are good that symptoms of your RA have caused you to miss social events or even work.
Unscrewing the stubborn top of a jar can strain anyone. But for those of us with arthritis, performing that simple act is practically impossible. In fact, many routine actions we once did without thinking--slicing, dicing, removing lids, grating--are now painful tests of strength. Increasingly, though, there is life--and cooking--after arthritis. Many manufacturers have responded to the aging population with gadgets great and small that makes it easier and less painful to make our way around the kitchen.