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How can I use stronger joints or spread the load?

How can I use stronger joints to do a job?

Try the following tips:

  • Use your hip or shoulder instead of your hand to close a drawer or door.
  • Hug larger objects close to your body as you carry them.
  • Carry bags on your forearms.

Use stronger joints for simple tasks 

How can I spread the load over several joints?

Try these techniques:

  • Use two hands.
  • Keep as much of your hand as possible in contact with the object.
  • Avoid gripping with your thumbs.

Spread the load across more joints

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