Brushing teeth becomes difficult. Putting a spoonful of sugar in your tea is a mission. And using a mobile phone is far too fiddly.
These are just some of the challenges people suffering from arthritis face every single day – and now they’ve been shown in a new video.
Twin brothers were filmed on a typical day, with one able-bodied and the other wearing an ‘arthritis suit’: a simulation outfit designed to mimic the symptoms of arthritis.
Actor Nick Morgan, who wore the suit, said: “I found it genuinely problematic to move around and walk to different locations.
“One of the things that really surprised me was the simple things, such as making coffee. It just wasn’t easy.”
Watch the video to find out how a day in the life of an able-bodied person compares to someone suffering from arthritis.
Premier Bathrooms supports National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society this World Arthritis Day (October 12) with their Seconds Matter Campaign, helping to raise awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis. For more information or to donate, visit the website.
Video credit: Premier Bathrooms