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.