As Black Friday rapidly approaches, here are some shopping suggestions to help you choose the perfect gift for family, friends or co-workers or who suffer from the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, or arthritic hand joints.
FOR PAIN RELIEF
- Paraffin Bath for heat or Elasto-Gel Wrist Wrap for cold
Isotoner Therapeutic Gloves or the IMAK Arthritis Gloves for gentle joint support & warmth
EDUCATION & EXERCISE
- DVDs such as Healing Yoga for Aches and Pains or Dr. Pascarelli's books including the Complete Guide to Repetitive Strain Injury: What You Need to Know About RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide
ERGONOMIC TOOLS & GADGETS FOR WORK, HOME & PLAY
- Any of the OXO or Good Grips kitchen or office products such as the Manual Can Opener or the Paper Clip Dispenser or any electric kitchen or office equipment that reduces hand stress from manual work such as the Black & Decker Electric Jar Opener, electric staplers or hole-punches.
Dr. Grip BallPoint Pens or the PenAgain Ergo-Sof Grip Pen
Ergonomic equipment for the office that improves posture and positioning such as the Evoluent Vertical Mouse
Miscellaneous items that can reduce hand and arm stress and pain such as the OXO Gas Cap Opener and gardening equipment
Marji Hajic is an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Hand Therapist practicing at the Hand Therapy & Occupational Fitness Center in Santa Barbara, California. For more information on hand and upper extremity injuries, prevention and recovery, visit Hand Health Resources.