- Food Industry
If you are someone who works in manufacturing as a manufacturer, in healthcare as a nurse or doctor, or are a construction worker, carpenter, sales associate, chef or waiter, then it may be extremely difficult to perform well in these positions because of the joint pain that rheumatoid arthritis causes and here’s why.
Why These Jobs Could Be Making Your Joint Pain Worse
These jobs can be very demanding both physically and mentally. If you have a physically demanding job when dealing with rheumatoid arthritis then the chances of ever feeling relief are slim to none.
These jobs usually require you to be on your feet all day and if you remember, RA starts in your smaller joints (fingers and toes).
These jobs also demand constant movement and bending, which again if done for a long period of time can cause inflammation to begin, causing swelling and pain.
Repetitive motion for prolonged periods of time, being in awkward positions often and constantly having to lift, bend and move things and people for hours at a time can worsen symptoms.
5 Jobs That Are Easier On Your Joints
Now that you know what jobs can make your arthritis more difficult to deal with, here are some jobs that are way easier on the joints:
- Administrative Assistant
- Freelancing or Consulting
- Software Engineer
These jobs are not only less demanding physically but can be less demanding mentally as well in some cases. You also have a lot more free time and flexibility with these types of jobs. Sometimes arthritis is inevitable but there are ways to make your life easier while living with it that don’t even require medicine, sometimes all you need is a change in direction.