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User's Manual: Joints

Best and Worst Jobs for People in Pain

On-the-job pain management starts with finding an occupation that meets your needs.
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A pain-free workplace

by Tammy Worth

Going to work when you have a chronic pain-causing condition can be difficult or even downright impossible, depending on the job. Studies have shown that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to change jobs, reduce their hours, be fired, and retire early than people without the condition.

If you have chronic pain and are in the workforce, you should try to find an occupation that isn't too physically demanding and allows you to work at your own pace. Here's our list of some of the best and worst choices.

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