If you’re one of the lucky ones, you probably don’t think too much about how you use your hands every day—washing dishes, opening jars, and getting dressed are all second nature. But if you’re dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, you know what a luxury it is to get your digits to cooperate without stiffness and pain. Although medications and a regular visit to the rheumatologist should make your symptoms much better (or, wait for it, obsolete!), some mornings are bound to be tougher than others. On those days, you need these pro tips to find relief.