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Workplace Tricks To Ease Arthritic Joints

Less than ergonomic conditions at work can cause stress to the joints of the healthiest individuals; the strain is compounded for workers with arthritis. We have some suggestions to improve your workplace comfort.

Many of us spend the majority of our work hours sitting and facing a computer screen. It’s a challenge to maintain good posture, and that challenge is greater for workers with arthritis in their neck, arms, or hands. Performing repetitious desk tasks for long periods without a break can contribute to neck and shoulder strain, as well as damage to hands, wrists, and even legs.

Improving your work environment

When your work environment isn’t comfortable, you won’t be performing at your best, and could be causing additional pain to muscles and joints. We have some suggestions to improve your working environment while maintaining joint mobility.

With a bit of attention to your office chair, your work area, and regular breaks to stretch, you can give arthritic joints the attention they need, and may even improve your productivity.

When to seek treatment for your arthritis

Arthritis doesn’t have to spell the end of an active life. If you are experiencing worrisome symptoms or persistent pain, the renowned arthritis specialists at Summit Orthopedics can help. We work with you to confirm a diagnosis and develop an appropriate conservative treatment plan. If nonsurgical treatments fail to support your lifestyle goals, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons will consult with you and discuss appropriate surgical options. Summit is home to innovative joint replacement options. Our Vadnais Heights Surgery Center is one of only two surgery centers nationally to receive The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Start your journey to healthier joints. Find your arthritis expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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