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Adaptive Devices For Arthritis Of The Hands

Arthritis is a disease that attacks the tissues of the joints. Symptoms of hand arthritis may include pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity. The condition develops due to wear and tear of the joint. When the joints are affected by arthritis, activities of daily living can be difficult.

 

Assistive devices also commonly known as assistive technology, adapted equipment, or assistive technology is a piece of equipment that is used to help increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals. The goal of assistive devices is to protect the joints from stress. 

 

The following tools can make life with arthritis of the hands a little easier

 

 

Benefits of adaptive devices can help

 

 

Arthritis of the hands may also include additional approaches such as exercises, hot and cold applications, rest, healthy eating and occupational therapy. At Reddy Care Physical, Occupational and Aquatic Therapy, our occupational therapists can help teach you how to use assistive devices whether it be for the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, office, and/or car. Call our office today to schedule an appointment and talk to an occupational therapist to see which assistive devices will benefit you.



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Woodbury: 150 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury, NY 11797   Tel. (516) 367-1111

Deer Park: 2024 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, NY 11729   Tel. (631) 243-0247

North Shore Towers: 272-78 Grand Central Pkwy., Floral Park, NY 11005   Tel. (516) 344-0030

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*Home therapy servicing Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, the Bronx & Manhattan*

Bayside - Aquatic Therapy: 208-32 Cross Island Pkwy., Bayside, NY11360  Tel. (718) 224-8480

Oceanside: 2421 S Long Beach Rd., Oceanside, NY 11572  Tel. (516) 992-2282

 

Sources: Arthritis.org, HSS.edu, Clevelandclinic.org

 

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Written by:

Dr. Vinod Somareddy, PT, DPT

President

Reddy Care Physical Therapy

Reddy Care Occupational Therapy

Reddy Care Aquatic Therapy

Author
Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy is an outstanding specialty service providing exceptional care and state-of-the-art treatments for the residents of Farmingdale and Great Neck, New York. The combination of innovative exercise programs, manual therapy, and technology together with the expertise of every member of the team enables Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy to provide services that ensure superior clinical outcomes and consistently high patient satisfaction.

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