The painful condition can limit a person’s productivity, force them to take time off, or even cause them to leave a job.
Share on PinterestRheumatoid arthritis can limit a person’s productivity or make it nearly impossible to perform a task. Getty Images
Finding — and keeping — a job that works within the limitations imposed by rheumatoid arthritis can be a challenge for many people who live with the painful disease.
One recent study reported that nearly one-third of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had to quit working within five years of their diagnosis.
In this study, nearly half of the patients with RA held paying jobs at the onset. At the end of five years, 60 percent were still working while 29 percent