Tenura | Anti-slip and grip for independent living

Blog archive

Arthritis Aids

Tenura Jar and Bottle Openers : Suitable for All

Opening Jars

As much as we don’t like to admit it, sometimes we do struggle with things, and you wouldn’t think that jars or bottles would be a problem, more occasionally, for me, beings as I’m male, tall and strong (ish). But to be honest, I’m still a humble bloke and admit that, from time to time, I have struggled to open bottles and jars.

Now we’re not all the same but you will find most able-bodied people will have varying degrees of problems opening containers. But, imagine if you had a disability that made it impossible to open even the easiest of containers, imagine your struggle with that one odd jar or bottle every blue moon, and pretend you had to face this struggle every day…. You’re now thinking exactly what I’m thinking.

Conditions such as arthritis, especially in the hands or wrists, cause impairments to your strength of grip, and what some people do without even giving it a minutes thought, is a daunting task for others due to lack of grip strength, and more often than not met with excruciating pain. That is why people with arthritis often use daily living aids to help them with day-to-day tasks.

My Mum struggles opening containers all the time (that isn’t my Mum in the pic by the way), and I gave her some of our Tenura jar and bottle openers to help her out (of course, it used to be me who opened everything when I lived there), and she finds them a revelation. My Mum told me how much easier opening containers has become since using these, with them being really comfortable to use.

If only I could find something that would make it easy for her to use a computer, life would be a lot easier for me too :)

You can check out Tenura jar and bottle openers, and the rest of our daily living aids on our website.

 

Using Arthritis Aids with Sharp Kitchen Utensils

Tenura Anti-Slip Grip Strip on Knife

Arthritis is a condition that affects more than 10 million people in the UK. It is usually a condition that the older generation is diagnosed with. Arthritis causes loss of grip strength in many people as well as inflammation in joints. This pain can make life difficult especially when it comes to small repetitive movements such as when you use sharp kitchen utensils for food preparation.

The use of knives in the kitchen is a risky business anyway, a lack of concentration could mean an injury, but with arthritis, the risk of injury is greater. That is why using daily living aids can be beneficial. For example, when using a Tenura anti-slip mat under a chopping board, the anti-slip mat stops unwanted movement like the chopping board slipping. 

Tenura anti-slip grip strips are the perfect arthritis aid for this particular job, allowing you to enhance your grip on the knife handle. By using Tenura anti-slip grip strips, you can build up the handle to a more manageable size that your hand feels comfortable with, relieving stress in the joints and allowing them to move as freely as possible whilst maintaining control of the knife. Using Tenura anti-slip grip strips will increase confidence and allow you to perform daily tasks freely without the struggle.

At home, I am sure you have a utensil draw. If you cut to shape Tenura anti-slip roll and place it in the draw you can stop the unwanted movement of utensils as you open/close the draw but also as you go to pick up the utensil. The utensils remain in place due to the non-slip properties of Tenura silicone anti-slip roll. Someone with arthritis may feel pain when straining to reach a utensil but if the utensils are held in place they can be much easier to access.

Take a look at our range of arthritis aids and see which could work well for you in your daily activities.

For more detailed information on arthritis to help with understanding the condition and how to live with the symptoms, please visit the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society website and join the ever-growing community.