I have had RA for 18 yrs, bilateral knee replacement, both done at same time, . and my rt. hip needs replacing. I have severe ulnar deviation in my left hand and my rt. is damaged partly through botched surgery, twice, and now my hand is not much more than a claw. I can only open fingers about 1" from palm and poor pinch grip. I can barely reach to my feet.
I am having exteme difficuly getting socks on and tights are impossible. My OT is very kind but cannot resolve my problem.
I was given a plastic device which you squeeze to-gether and put the sock over and then pull on the strings. The problem is that socks pull the plastic sides too close together so can't get foot in. Tight sare even a worse problem as I cannot grip the tops to pull up. Stockings act the same way on the plastic gadeget, so I spend a lot of time with cold legs.
Footless leggings I can get on but a nightmare to get off, have gone to bed in them on more than one occasion cos. of that
As anyone else had this problem and managed to resolve it if so how? .