If you have
osteoarthritis and your joints hurt when you do an
activity, try other ways of doing it that do not cause pain.
If you get tired when you do a task for long
periods of time, break the task down into several smaller tasks, and rest
Avoid extended periods of standing, and try not to
kneel or squat. Sit or take regular breaks when doing tasks that take a long
Use higher chairs or seat cushions, and avoid sitting in
chairs that are very low.
Use the largest joint or part of your
body to do things. For example, push doors open with your hip or shoulder
instead of your hand or arm.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy