Driving

Driving

  • Key turner

    Photography of a key turnerArthritis can make gripping, twisting, and pinching with your hand painful and difficult. A key turner is a device where the bow of your key is inserted or attached to the key turner to provide you with a bigger surface to hold and turn with. This could be an elongated lever, as pictured, or a loop handle.

    This decreases the strain on your finger/thumb joints by allowing you to use your larger hand muscles and joints, eliminating the need to pinch with your fingers and thumb.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
  • Gas cap opener

    Photography of a gas cap openerArthritis can make gripping and twisting hand motions painful and difficult. A gas cap opener makes it easier to fill your tank by enabling you to use larger hand joints to turn the gas cap.

    Where to buy:

    •   Online

  • Car transfer handle

    Hip and knee pain can make getting in and out of the car difficult. Using a car transfer handle makes this activity easier by giving your arm an extra point of stability and better control when moving.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Department stores
    • Home improvement stores
  • Wide-angled rear-view mirror / Side mirror extension

    Photography of wide-angled rear-view mirrorStiffness in your upper back and neck can limit your range of motion and make checking over your shoulder painful. Adding a wide-angle rear-view mirror or extension to your side mirror can decrease the strain in your neck and upper back when you turn your head. These devices can also increase your safety because it helps expand your field of vision.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Home improvement stores
    • Department stores