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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, I was going to the podiatrist and pedicure places regularly.

This is the one I bought and the button was not hard for me to push. There are many other brands that may work better for you.

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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 things, that can be the most frustrating and get me off my groove. Btw, if you have no clue who I am, or what I have, start here.

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Blow dry your hair with this disability hack

The Tool That Will Blow You Away; Literally

Blowdrying my thick long hair is a 55-minute high-intensity workout even for those without disabilities. I’m so glad I found this hands free hairdryer! It is nearly impossible for me to get a brush through my hair while holding a heavy blowdryer in my weak, tissue wasted hands. When I saw this flexible neck blowdryer…

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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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An easy beauty hack for women with hand weakness, neuropathy and arthritis .

Roll On Face Masks

If you follow any influencers on Instagram or have been inside a Sephora or even your local drugstore in recent years, then you’re probably well aware of the at home face mask trend. From inexpensive Korean sheet masks to high end 24 carat gold ones, face masks of all types are a thing – a HUGE thing.

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jewelry hack for people with CMT, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other neuromuscular disorders and disabilities

CAN’T CLASP IT? MAGNETIZE IT

I like to layer chokers with longer style necklaces and pendants. Instead of relying on someone to help me take my necklaces on and off, I buy my magnet attachment clasps at the local craft store. When I explain that I have trouble with my hands, they are happy to put them on any necklaces…

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Mascara hack for those with hand weakness, CMT, Parkinson's, ms, tremors, arthritis & cerebral palsy.

Mascara Hack For Women

You don’t have to have a disability to get why I have a love/hate relationship with mascara. It’s the one beauty product that has both the ability to make you look younger and like a football player at the exact same time.

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How to style and straighten your hair with disabilities like hand weakness and arthritis.

DISABILITY HACKS TO STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR

Straightening one’s hair when you have hand weakness and other disabilities is not only difficult, it’s downright dangerous! Believe me, I’ve probably bought every type of flat iron ever made and have the burn marks to prove it. Sure, wearing gloves can help, but not so much when you drop a 375° iron on your foot or accidentally brush it against your forehead

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Shoe trends and links for women who have CMT, MS, EDS, And other neurological disorders and wear AFOs

DIY FRAYED DENIM FOR SHAKY HANDS

One of the easiest ways to update an old pair of jeans is to cut off the bottom seam. Some skinny jeans taper close to the bottom and, by cutting the fixed seam, they may become stretchy enough to fit over an afo and pair with either high-top sneakers or ankle wrapped sandals. You can…

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Disability Hack for buying fashionable shoes and boots when you wear one afo/leg brace or orthotic and need shoes in two different sizes.

ODD SHOE OUT

I started Trend-Able to empower women with invisible physical disabilities to look and feel their best in order to live their best lives.

I struggled with low self esteem as a young person with invisible disabilities and have made it my mission to help others learn how to accept their perfections and focus on their strengths.

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Get Loopy For Ez Socks

I had one of those, Why didn’t I think of that?” kinda moments when I stumbled upon a photo of a pair of EZ Sox on Pinterest. My mom, when she was alive, would have loved this product. Due to Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder, the neuromuscular disease that I too inherited

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no spill carrier that's helpful for people with CMT or MS

Fill IT TO THE RIM

This is a photo of my son Blake using ” The Incredible Spill Not” to carry a full cup of hot coffee in a ceramic mug up our stairs. I saw this product on Amazon & had to try it. First, Blake swung the mug back and forth in each direction and then he literally…

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gripper help for people with ms, cmt, rhematoid arthritis and other invisible disabilities or neurological issues.

GRIPPERS FOR TRIPPERS

Trend-ABLE is all about living your best life and not letting your physical challenges and/or disabilities get in the way of looking and feeling your best. Some of us struggle with everyday tasks, like, shaving one’s legs and writing quick notes. I really like these foam grippers by Vive. At first glance, they look like…

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Alternative No slip socks for people with CMT, MS and afo leg brace wearers

FOR GIRLS WHO DON’T DO SLIPPERS

Afo (leg brace) wearers have to wear shoes when wearing afos; they simply don’t work alone. If you rely on leg braces for stability and/or foot drop, then you most likely wear both shoes and afos every-time you leave your home. I feel more comfortable wearing both shoes and braces for long periods of time…

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shoe help for people with leg braces or orthotics

SHOE PARADISE = PLUS SIZE STORES

When I first started wearing leg braces, I thought my cute shoe days were over forever. Since the brace made my already wide foot even wider, I thought the only bearable option were wide-width overpriced “comfort shoes”.

I had an epiphany a few years ago when I realized that since I remove the insoles from every pair of shoes, I’m not really getting or apparently needing the “comfort” part; My leg braces are doing the real work.

What I really needed, were wide shoes with depth, good soles & stability. Some plus size stores have EEEE width shoes. They are mostly inexpensive and best of all, always on trend.

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Women with Arthritis and CMT Buttoning Shirt

SAY BUH-BYE TO BUTTON BATTLES

A great fitted white shirt is a staple in every fashionista’s wardrobe. But,

when you have fine motor issues, all fasteners are a pain in the a##; especially buttons.

You can use a button helper (metal tool found at home health type stores. But,  they are time consuming to use. Instead,  I have all my button downs sewn up permanently by a local seamstress. I always leave a few open at the top and buy shirts with plenty of stretch in the fabric so that I can easily slip them over my head.

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