Use your upper arm to open jarsiStock/Anne Clark
Arthritis in the hands can make opening tight jar lids a painful process. To put less strain on your hand, set the jar on a cloth, then place your hand on the jar, leaning in to it with your body weight. Now use your shoulder, rather than your fingers and wrist, to twist the lid open. Find out what pain doctors do to avoid arthritis.
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Alternatively, use rubber bands to open jars. Wrapping a thick rubber band around the lid give you a solid grip on wide containers, while thinner bands can help with bottles as small as nail polish. You could also use a dryer sheet or damp washcloth to create more traction. Don’t miss these other arthritis home remedies that doctors recommend.