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Pain in trying to read a book

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Phyll Report 2 Dec 2019 10:03

Does anyone with arthritis, especially RA, suffer pain in hands, wrists & neck when reading a book? Is there any gadget that would help with this?.
Thanks for any replies

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Dec 2019 10:22

You can get book or iPad supports

Have asked daughter for one of these for Christmas

Can’t do a ref pity we can’t post picture

Take a look on Amazon


KathleenBell Report 2 Dec 2019 10:24

I have a friend who has RA and she likes to read. However she can't sit and hold a book for long, so she sits at the kitchen table with her book on a cook book stand on the table. She still can't read for long periods because of her neck but she only likes to read whilst having her breakfast anyway so it works for her.

Kath. x


'Emma' Report 2 Dec 2019 11:27

Yes I suffer with pain while reading, on laptop and ipad.
Read mostly in bed with my kindle and finding it
more painful these days with wrists, hands and arms.
Neck and shoulder pain are also getting worse.

Unfortunately it is the make up of RA.


RolloTheRed Report 2 Dec 2019 11:29

I adapted a pc monitor bracket for my mother and attached it to her floor standing reading lamp. Worked a treat with books and magazines, not so good with the DM.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Dec 2019 11:39

Not necessarily from these people but what I was saying about


Phyll Report 2 Dec 2019 11:44

Thank you all for your replies. Will have a look on Amazon for something. I really don't want to give up reading having given up everything else ie knitting, sewing etc.


Andysmum Report 2 Dec 2019 14:24

This is a very good website - if you type book into the search box, it comes up with a whole list of possibles, ranging from a fiver to two hundred pounds plus!

I hope you find something that will help. :-)


AnninGlos Report 2 Dec 2019 15:24

If it gets really painful could you try listening to a audio book?


SylviaInCanada Report 2 Dec 2019 17:32

I've used a wrist brace at times ................ found in drug stores over here, and range for simple elasticated ones to ones with metal supports.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 2 Dec 2019 19:38

Try JML for book rests.


Phyll Report 4 Dec 2019 10:25

Thank you all.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 7 Dec 2019 04:20

I have seen something for sale called a Lazy Arm, for tablets etc, but might work for books or there might be something similar especially for books.

Good luck