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How to Use Tenura Cutlery Grips

In daily life, preparing and eating food is a necessity. This should be as easy as possible and be a pleasant experience. Unfortunately for those suffering from diseases like arthritis and Parkinson's, preparing a meal can be a painful and stressful process. In fact using any utensils like toothbrushes, pens, and many other items can be a struggle. Thankfully, Tenura has created a product to help in situations just like this!

Tenura cutlery grips create an enlarged surface area around small objects that are hard to use and hold. Cutlery grips have two slits in the middle of the material, allowing the objects to sit in without leaving space for movement, making using these utensils a more comfortable experience.

Dining and Food Preparation

Food preparation can be hard for those who suffer from impairments to strength of grip, from pain to struggling to hold implements sufficiently, it can become a challenge very quickly instead of a day to day task. Tenura cutlery grips can increase the surface area of the object and make it easier to grip and hold. This makes preparing food easier, less painful and safer. Cutlery grips can be washed with ease, an application of soap and hot water will be enough to guarantee a good level of hygiene and make them ready to use again and again!

After you have slaved away in the kitchen comes the best part of the process, the eating of the food. This process should be enjoyable after you have worked hard to prepare a meal. But for those with hand impairments or impairing diseases, the eating of the food can be very difficult. Items like knives and forks can be very difficult to hold and use effectively. Tenura cutlery grips can make knives, forks and spoons much easier to use and a less painful.

Pens & Pencils

Writing is an essential skill that is needed almost all the time. From a very young age, most of us learn the skill of writing. Unfortunately as you age, diseases and accidents can sometimes impair your ability to do this. Arthritis can make precise movements with your hand painful and hard to do. Thankfully, Tenura cutlery grips can provide a enhanced surface area around pens and pencils making them easier to hold. This will relieve some of the pain involved when trying to hold the pen or pencil tightly enough to use effectively. Tenura cutlery grips help to make writing easier and more comfortable, and maintaining an important skill.

Tooth Brushes

Brushing your teeth is a vital part of day to day life. Without clean teeth, tooth decay is inevitable. This can lead to a painful toothache and expensive surgery to get it corrected. Unfortunately, moving a toothbrush around your mouth requires a certain level of precision in where the brush is going and the pressure being applied to the brush. These two things can be very difficult for those who suffer from arthritis and other impairments.

Using and holding a tooth brush effectively can also be a very difficult experience. Cutlery grips can be applied to any standard toothbrush with ease, allowing you to manoeuvre the toothbrush around your mouth and grip the brush easier. This will decrease the chance of injury to gums and teeth that could happen without this support and make this important daily task much easier to accomplish.

Cutlery grips are great aid to day to day life and allow tasks that need you to grip and use small items in much more comfort. For more information regarding Cutlery grips or the rest of the Tenura range,  please visit the website.

Treatment for Osteoarthritis is a step closer thanks to recent research!

strip on crutch

Those who suffer from osteoarthritis deal with a great deal of pain and discomfort due to their joints becoming damaged. This is due to the cartilage in between joints becoming hard and thin and the bones becoming thicker. Eventually, the bones change shape which causes them to move position. In extreme circumstances where the cartilage completely disappears the bones rub together which causes damage and a change of shape in your joint, which is incredibly painful. However, Scientists at the University of Manchester have conducted research with stem cells which hopes to be able to treat osteoarthritis!

Research Breakthrough

The researchers at the University of Manchester implanted the cartilage stem cells into damaged cartilage on the knee joints of rats. The following 4 weeks showed that the cartilage had partially repaired, and after 12 weeks the cartilage seemed smooth and similar to normal healthy cartilage. This study showed very interesting results and so far hasn’t shown any inkling of nasty side effects that earlier stem cell research showed, e.g. tumors. This is a big step forward for research into stem cells and the treatment of osteoarthritis. Much more research will have to be done before human trials are set to go forward, this is to make sure the treatment will have no nasty side effects and test the procedure to see if it will help long term. Researchers have also said that at the moment, they are using adult stems cells which are very difficult and costly to produce, so only small-scale tests are being made.­ Regar­dless of the current problems with production, this research shows a great help for those with osteoarthritis and hopefully in the next few years will prove an effective treatment for the disease.

How does Tenura help?

Although Tenura doesn’t have the ability to cure or treat impairing diseases, we can provide a selection of independent living aids designed to make small and frequent tasks much easier. Tenura anti slip grip strips are just such an example. This material can be easily wrapped around almost any object you struggle to gain a comfortable grip on. This material will then create a strong, grip enhancing and much more comfortable surface around objects which will make it easier to pick up and use. Tenura cutlery grips offer similar help. Cutlery grips can be applied to most knives, forks and other utensils. Once applied, this product creates a large surface area which is easy to hold and will not stress the joints in your fingers, increasing grip and comfort. Products which provide assistance for those with impaired grip can be found on our website under  “Useful Aids for Arthritis Sufferers”.

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