live your best life – disability hacks and advice for neuropathy

Advice 7 hacks for orthotics & afos

7 hacks for orthotics & afos

Being a full time leg brace wearer can be annoying & frustrating at times, but I’m grateful for them as I would not be able to do all that I can do without their help. So, when it comes to AFOS, the good definitely outweighs the bad, especially when you…

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Advice Gadget for people with with feet related neuromuscular disorders.

Taking My Podiatrist Off Speed Dial

Whether you wear leg braces or not, people with problem feet are prone to callouses. They can make walking painful and feel awful. It is hard for me to file my own feet as I also have trouble with my hands. Before I bought one of these rechargeable electric files,…

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Advice Disability Hack for people with Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder CMT or other Neuromuscular disorders

”STICK IT” TO ”PICK IT” UP!

You don’t realize how many everyday tasks require the use of a pincher grip until you don’t have one. To clarify, I have pinchers (fingers), it’s the gripping part that doesn’t cooperate. Although I try to be positive and live my best life despite having peripheral neuropathy, it’s the small…

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Advice Blow dry your hair with this disability hack

The Tool That Will Blow You Away; Literally

Blow drying my thick long hair is a 55-minute high intensity workout. Even without CMT, or Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder (read my story here), it would tire ones arms out. That’s why I’m so glad I found this hair dryer stand that keeps my hands free to work on my…

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Advice Product to help with arthritic hands and peripheral neuropathy

Breo Hand Massager

Do your fingers ache from neuropathy or arthritis? Is the frigid cold outside taking your regular chronic hand pain to a whole new level? It’s annoying, right? I get it…I’m always searching for products to help with peripheral neuropathy and arthritic type hands.

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Advice

The Brush Crush

This is a heated paddle brush that straightens and removes frizz from dry hair. It’s great for people with hand tremors or weakness, because unlike other irons, you can hold this one without the risk of burning your skin or anything else.

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Advice

No Spill Nail Polish Holder

For those of you that prefer to do your manicures at home, The Tweexy is a wearable nail polish holder for people who have minor hand weakness and/or tremors. It is designed to be fit all fingers and holds all nail polish brands.

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Advice

CAR ASSIST BAR & SWIVEL CUSHION

If you have ever struggled to get up and out of the car, this portable handle hooks instantly into the door latches of any car. Simply open your door and snap it on! Car Cane gives you a handy grip so you won’t slip! It’s perfect for those tall SUVs…

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Advice

DON’T RUN OUTTA GAS

Freedom gas cap wrench is a lightweight, durable plastic tool designed to easily turn a stubborn gas cap. The bottom of the wrench fits securely over the raised bar on the gas cap and provides additional leverage, allowing the user to easily twist the cap open. Simply place the wrench…

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