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This sounds weird, probably, but I'm wondering if there are special every-day (but specially-made) items for osteoarthritis sufferers.  I have OA in my hands, bad (recently diagnosed - I am 53).  The pain can be so bad.  I just started a new job in an office where stapling is an oft-done activity.  I staple papers together a lot, and it just kills.  Are there things like staplers that are made for weak or sore hands? and if so, any recommendations?  Thank you! 

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    If you search on Amazon you can get a Rexel Optima 40 Low Force Stapler which doesn't take as much effort.  You can also get electric staplers but they are quite pricey.  Go on Amazon and have a look.

    Cels x

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    Hi Imogen. I use Arthritis gloves which I buy on Amazon. They help support the fingers and keep warmth in which helps with the pain and stiffness. There are several types available, some ok for work some for just added comfort. Hope this helps. Pollyanna UK
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    Imogene2, I don't have any info for weak or sore hands but I do have some advice.  My fingers were all so riddled with OA and they are all a little bent and crooked but they used to get so swollen at the knuckles and the colder and damper it was the worse they would get.  I was having horrible trouble with my stomach for many years and it was getting worse.  I had been on strong stomach pills for a few years and eventually tried going gluten free to see if it would help...well, I no longer have stomach trouble...no meds at all and the OA in my hands has completely cleared up.  I also had it in one elbow and it has also cleared up.  I have advanced OA in my lower spine and it has gotten much better where I can even go on my treadmill carefully everyday.  Hope this helps some. 
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    Not heard anything Imogene, get a junior to do it for you. I really can't help. My mother hard OA in her hands, but it didn't stop her knitting in the end she had to stop, all her joints were knobbled.  Sorry but my meds make me forget names.

     

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    Hi, today I was prescribed Belbuca which is an opidoid.  I was suffering so bad that when i met with my pain clinic today they changed me from Brutrans seven day patch to Belbuca 150 micro grams.  I know I will feel better shortly.  I mistakenly said that Brutrans was morphine but it definetly is not!.  explained by the Doctor today.
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