Work and Arthritis

The pain and stiffness caused by arthritis can sometimes limit people’s normal activities, including work.

There are many things people can do to lessen the impact of arthritis on their work and daily routine.

We recommend adjusting features of the workplace to help make working with arthritis easier.

For example, people that sit for much of the day can adjust the position of chairs and desks for proper posture. Vehicle seats can be adjusted to make driving more comfortable and reduce stress on joints and affected tissues.

Those who find out they have arthritis while they’re still young can consider choosing work that isn’t physically demanding on their joints and back.