Returning to Yoga Class

I started doing yoga in the early 1990's and continued for well over a decade. During this time, it helped improve my flexibility, strength, and reduce my pain. In the early 2000's, when my wrist pain increased and I had no diagnosis, I stopped doing yoga, just in case I was increasing the damage to my wrists. At that time, I was concerned I may have a degenerative disease or had done some damage that was not healing properly. Now that I know that my diagnosis does not include anything that will cause my wrist function to deteriorate, I am taking a more active approach in managing my wrist issues. Well, earlier this week, I decided it was … [Continue reading...]

Electric Can Opener Can Save Your Wrists

My well-used Cuisinart electric can opener

Using a manual can opener can sometimes be hard for people, but it is especially difficult for those with wrist problems like carpal tunnel or arthritis. The twisting motion required to turn the small handle on a manual can opener can be difficult and sometimes painful. Choosing a good quality electric can opener can be just the right solution. Cuisinart Stainless Steel Can Opener: SCO-60 Review I have had a cheaper model electric can opener, but it didn’t last very long. I put the money in to this Cusinart because it was sturdy and I expect it will last a long time. I bought this can opener 4 years ago, and it has been working well ever … [Continue reading...]

Help Cleaning The House: Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Roomba

I absolutely love a clean house. Now with two dogs (and one that sheds year round), it isn’t always easy to keep the floor clean. Vacuuming is hard on my wrists, so I try not to do it very often. The VERY best thing we did to avoid the pain in my wrists from cleaning is to hire someone else to do the cleaning :)  However, in between cleaning day and the rest of the time, the dog hair and dirt on our wood floors tends to build up. I would recommend a Roomba to anyone who has pets and hardwood floors. We don’t have thick carpet anywhere in the house, though we have a few area rugs made from Flor tiles – so the pile is very low. The Roomba … [Continue reading...]