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Updated 16 March 2015

Action point

If arthritis affects your hands, avoid tasks that involve a tight grip or that put too much pressure on your fingers.

Use self-help devices, such as can openers, reach extenders, zipper pulls, shoe fasteners and buttoning loops that distribute the weight across your palm and put less stress on your joints. 

For more info on managing this condition, visit the Arthritis Centre.

 
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