Features May 2017 Issue

Gardening with Arthritis

An ergonomic shovel with a rotating handle decreases twisting of the wrist.

Gardening with Arthritis

If you love to work in the garden but your arthritis is getting in the way, don’t give up.

If arthritis is making it difficult to continue enjoying the pleasures of cultivating a garden, you will probably have to make some adjustments, and ­possibly purchase some new tools. Cleveland Clinic occupational therapist and certified hand therapist Jo Koludrovich, OT/L, CHT, has some practical advice for gardeners who have arthritis. “We want people to continue to do what they enjoy, but we want to minimize the stress on their arthritic joints,” she says.

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