Now, I work a desk job that requires long hours typing on the computer. My knees still get stiff from sitting, but I move around a lot and I prop up my feet on an empty copy paper box under my desk. Since my arthritis is most active in my hands now, the typing and mouse clicking can be the most painful, so I switch the mouse between hands. I also have recurring bouts of carpal tunnel syndrome, so I sometimes wear a splint at work so help ease the pain.
How has arthritis affected your ability to work? Have you changed jobs or careers because of it? Are there any accommodations or modifications that you've made that have you have found to be helpful on the job? Please share your experiences.
In addition, the Arthritis Foundation has an interesting page on their website devoted to arthritis in the workplace including tips for job searching, work relationships and whether and how to tell coworkers about your arthritis and several articles with personal advice.
For other recent reports on RA and work see: