Use the comfortable CanDo® SoftGrip® hand weights instead of dumbbells. The product was developed by a patient during a physical therapy session. She was having difficulty grasping the 2 pound dumbbell prescribed to her as her hand was too big. She wanted something that would conform to her grasp, be comfortable, and unintimidating. SoftGrip® hand weights are also great for lightworkouts and for the arthritic patient. The SoftGrip® is soft but not floppy, color-coded to indicate weight, and has a grommet hole for storage on hooks.