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What kind of job would suit a person with arthritis well?

What kind of job would suit a person with arthritis well?

Low stress: The key to living with arthritis is to keep joints supple and avoid high loads or stress. A job that varies activities throughout the day, avoids cold exposure, and does not require high force will be best. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

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What is best excerse for torn meniscus that can't be repaired because of arthritis is hydro therapy good what kind of excerise can I do to help pain?

What is best excerse for torn meniscus that can't be repaired because of arthritis  is hydro therapy good what kind of excerise can I do to help pain?

Lower impact: Low impact exercises that emphasize repetition and endurance would be best. Good examples include walking, exercise bicycles, ellipticals, stair master. Use pain as your guide. Regularly stretching is also good for flexibility and range of motion. ...Read more

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Which type of knee brace is good for someone who has arthritis in the knee?

Which type of knee brace is good for someone who has arthritis in the knee?

Hinged knee brace: Bracing may provide basic support which allows for a decrease in pain and increased daily function. With osteoarthritis, the general pain and discomfort due to wear and tear can be a daily struggle. Increasing the support to the surrounding structures minimizes the general overuse and constant pain that you may experience, allowing for an increased ability to perform the activities of daily living. ...Read more

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What kind of jobs are good for someone with avoidant personality disorder?

What kind of jobs are good for someone with avoidant personality disorder?

Depends on goal: People with avoidant personality disorder are socially inhibited, feel inadequate, and are hypersensitive to negative evaluation by others. Cognitive-behavioral therapy could potentially be helpful as a treatment for the disorder, which might expand job possibilities. Without treatment, people with this disorder are more comfortable working independently or sometimes with a trusted friend. ...Read more

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What kind of confidence problems will our kids have since they can't get good jobs anymore?

What kind of confidence problems will our kids have since they can't get good jobs anymore?

The right ones can: They often can get jobs if they have reasonable skills and intelligence, a strong work ethic, and don't expect a big salary and private corner office on their first day on the job. Too often the problem is that they "drank the cool-aid"; when daddy told them they could do anything, they believed it, and reality, was a big let-down. Those who work hard and take responsibility do just fine. ...Read more

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What kind of job is good for people with obsessive compulsive disorder?

What kind of job is good for people with obsessive compulsive disorder?

Don't Confuse: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and obsessive compulsive personality disorder (ocpd) are often confused. Ocd is an anxiety disorder with obsessions and compulsions that can interfere with the ability to work. Ocpd is a personality disorder with obsession to detail, rigid coping skills and poor relationships. Any job that requires detail and little interaction with others would be good for ocpd. ...Read more

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How is the type of arthritis a person has determined?

How is the type of arthritis a person has determined?

Xrays and Blood Work: The most common type of arthritis is call osteoarthritis. This is diagnosed with an x-ray. There is a group of arthritis which is call inflammatory arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is in this group. These can usually be diagnosed with a blood test. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more