How to Open Stuff when you have Arthritis: Life Hack for Squeeze Bottles

Opening containers and bottles can be painful and frustrating when you live with arthritis or hand pain. In this life hack video, rheumatoid arthritis patient and occupational therapist Cheryl Crow shares a handy workaround strategy for those who have pain or difficulty with squeeze bottles. She also shares general principles for protecting your joints during daily tasks. Let me know what life hacks you’d like to see next in the comments!

The video covers:
1) Intro (Minute 0:10)
2) Why are squeeze bottles hard when you have arthritis? (Minute 1:13)
3) Handy life hack: pump bottle rather than squeeze (Minute 2:15)
4) Relevant Joint Protection strategy (Minute 3:40)
5) Life hack principle (4:17)
6) How are life hacks empowering, and conclusion (Minute 4:55)
7) Bloopers! (Minute 6:27)

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