Joint protection can include changing the way you hold an object, using devices that make tasks easier, or gently strengthening the muscles around a susceptible joint.
Some examples of joint protection techniques include:
- Using a rubberized jar opener
- Pushing a wheeled cart instead of carrying heavy items
- Performing water exercises to increase your leg strength
- Using larger handles on objects, such as a pen or a spoon
- Changing out rounded door handles to levers