Every day life

WendyE Member Posts: 5
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis
Hi my name is Wendy and I have osteoarthritis in my hands and knees, it's also going into my back and shoulders. Just wondering what tips people have for day to day living?


  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,992

    Do what you can when you can even if it just for 5 minutes. If you live alone get a cat.

  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520

    Be prepared to rethink how you do things, e.g vegetables do not have to peeled standing at a sink, one can sit down at a table, ironing too. On bad days just scrub the veg or serve pasta. Buy fatter handled utensils (I like the OXO Good Grips range). Change all household kit for lighter / cordless models, do not be afraid to use mobility aids, we moved house for my benefit - a tad extreme but I am pleased we did! I have osteo in my ankles, knees, hips, wrists and one shoulder, plus another kind in my toes, fingers and knees. DD

    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben