Strategies for Comfort

Work demands can make arthritis pain acute. It is important to minimize this by staying aware of your body and what it needs.

Get up, move around and stretch every 20 to 30 minutes to keep stiffness at bay. Change positions often. Sitting in the same position for long periods causes muscles to tighten and shorten. This can increase stress on joints, making them stiff and painful. Once stiff, joints have a limited range of motion, which limits your ability to perform even simple tasks. Continue reading