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Which parts of the body are often affected by work-related joint disorders?

Symptoms of work-related joint disorders usually affect the arms and shoulders, back, hips or knees.

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What should I look for when buying a chair?

When you're buying a new chair, you should think about how high it needs to be, how you'll get up from it and what kind of armrests it should have.

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What should I look for when buying a chair?

When you're buying a new chair, you should think about how high it needs to be, how you'll get up from it and what kind of armrests it should have.

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Finding a comfortable chair

It's important to check that the seat and backrest of your chair will give you support and make it easy for you to stand up. There should be enough room for you to easily change position.

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Finding a comfortable chair

It's important to check that the seat and backrest of your chair will give you support and make it easy for you to stand up. There should be enough room for you to easily change position.

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How do the hands and wrists work?

Your hand movements are controlled by muscles and tendons, and your sense of touch is supplied by two main nerves. Two arteries supply blood to your hand.

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How should I prepare for hand and wrist surgery?

Before your surgery, your doctor or nurse will check your general health and give you information about preparing for surgery. Ask about any possible changes to your medication and any other questions you may have.

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Do I need a shoulder or elbow joint replacement?

You may need a joint replacement if your pain can't be reduced by treatments such as drugs, injections and physiotherapy; and it's affecting your quality of life. Surgery can be carried out to repair fractures close to joints.

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What are the different types of shoulder and elbow joint replacement?

There are several types of shoulder and elbow joint replacements. Discuss your options with your healthcare professionals.

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What will my recovery from shoulder or elbow replacement involve?

Immediately after your operation you'll be given some form of painkiller and have any drips and drains removed. Your recovery will also involve some physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Most people are able to leave hospital within 2–3 days.

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How should I prepare for shoulder or elbow replacement?

Being well prepared for your surgery will help you mentally, and help to ensure things go smoothly. Make sure you get answers to key questions from your hospital team before-hand.

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Looking after your new shoulder or elbow joint

After an elbow replacement or a total shoulder replacement, you should avoid lifting heavy loads to help make your new joint last.

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Hand therapist

Hand therapists are occupational therapists or physiotherapists who have done further training to specialise in treating conditions affecting the hands, arms and shoulders.

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Leigh Badham's story

Leigh took on this epic challenge in 2015 - find out why here.

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Systemic-onset JIA

Systemic-onset JIA is a type of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We give you more information about the condition and suggest where you can find more information about JIA.

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Looking after your child's physical health

Encourage your child to eat healthily and exercise, to help them manage their symptoms.

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What are the different types of JIA?

There are several different types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Oligoarthritis, the most common type, affects about two-thirds of young people with arthritis.

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Selenium trials for rheumatoid arthritis

A summary of the scientific evidence on selenium for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Diet and supplements

A healthy balanced diet should help to minimise the impact of arthritis, but there are a few supplements which may be helpful in certain situations.

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