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Should I tweak my stance at work to help treat rheumatoid arthritis?

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See if you can put one foot on a step, low stool, or book so that it’s a little higher than the other. This helps keep your pelvis in alignment. Switch feet every now and then.

Wear shoes with good cushioning and support. Keep heels to an inch high or less. Special inserts in your shoes (orthotics) may also help.

SOURCES:

Lacaille, D. , Oct. 15, 2004. Arthritis Care and Research

How Stuff Works: "How to Prevent Arthritis Pain."

Spine Universe: "Is Your Work Space Spine-Friendly?"

RA: "RA Management: A Practical Guide."

Koehn, C., Palmer, T., Esdaile, J. , Oxford University Press US, 2001. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Plan to Win

WebMD Medical Reference: "Assistive Devices for Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Lacaille, D. , Oct. 15, 2004. Arthritis Care and Research

How Stuff Works: "How to Prevent Arthritis Pain."

Spine Universe: "Is Your Work Space Spine-Friendly?"

RA: "RA Management: A Practical Guide."

Koehn, C., Palmer, T., Esdaile, J. , Oxford University Press US, 2001. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Plan to Win

WebMD Medical Reference: "Assistive Devices for Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

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