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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Manufacturing

Worst
These types of jobs tend to be poor choices for two reasons: They can require repetitive movements and long periods standing (or sitting) in one place. Neither of these are good for people living with chronic pain.

And, if you're on an assembly line, you probably don't have a lot of control over your breaks or ability to rest your muscles as needed.

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