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April
2020
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06:55 PM
America/New_York

8 Sneaky Ways Your Stay-at-Home Habits Are Making Your Arthritis Worse

CreakyJoints discusses how stay-at-home habits can make your arthritis worse and tips that can help ease the symptoms, according to experts including Katherine Wilson, PT, DPT, physical therapist at HSS.

While it is tempting to work from your couch when working from home, Wilson explains your back tends to fall into a slumped position versus being supported. Your hips also stay flexed for longer periods of time, which can cause the joints to get stiff and tight. She recommends moving your home office to a table where you can sit in a firm chair with your feet flat on the floor.

Looking down at your phone can also put force on your neck. Wilson suggests to hold or prop up your phone, if possible, so that the device is at eye level.

Read the full article at CreakyJoints.org.