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Health Tip: Make Work Less Painful If You Have Arthritis

Health Tip: Make Work Less Painful If You Have Arthritis

02/17/11

(HealthDay News) -- Sitting at a desk and working at a computer all day can be painful for someone with arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation offers these suggestions to ease arthritis pain and stiffness while you're at work:

  • Take regular breaks every 20 minutes to 30 minutes, getting up to stretch and move around.
  • Make sure your desk chair fits you well, and sit with your feet flat on the floor.
  • Set up your computer screen so it's level with your eyes.
  • Place papers in a document holder so they're easier to see without straining.
  • If your chair lacks lumbar support, use a rolled-up towel or small pillow to provide better support for your lower back.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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