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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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Retail

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Most forms of retail are bad for people with chronic pain.

Not only do you spend most of your time on your feet, if you have to stock products or bag groceries, you'll spend your day reaching, turning, and lifting, Dr. Bautch says. These repetitive movements can exacerbate painful symptoms.

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