Hello my fellow chronic painers!
I had a thought last night that we should start a discussion on products we use everyday that help with our pain. Maybe even some tricks and tips for making everyday tasks easier.
I'll start us off!
Sore, cold or swollen hands:
IMAK compression gloves
Got them on amazon for $30 i think. I have two pairs (home and work) use these on almost a daily basis; love them!!
Something so simple has made my sleep so much better. When my pain is bad my body tends to crumple in on itself, so to speak, so by sleeping hugging a body pillow and having it between my knees it puts me in a better position and relieves some of my pain.
Trouble opening doors:
Switch out handles.
If its hard for you to squeeze, turn and pull your average door knob, switch it out for a lever handle. This completely eliminates the squeeze part and you can even use an elbow to push the lever down if you have to. I have one on my bathroom door that sticks and once again something simple and inexpensive has made my life easier.
I'm excited to learn some secrets from you all, so please reply!!! Even if you think it might be silly lets hear it because it could help someone else :)