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Health Tip: Traveling With Arthritis

👤by HealthDay 0 comments 🕔Friday, September 9th, 2016

(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis doesn't have to ruin your vacation.

Here are relief suggestions from the Arthritis Foundation:

Book a plane seat with extra room to stretch. Fly in the middle of the week when it's less busy. Ask for a hotel room that's on the first floor or near an elevator. Pack a cane or an extra pillow to help you stay comfortable. Pack a stash of healthier snacks. Pack medications in your carry-on baggage. Make sure meds are packed properly, especially if they need refrigeration. Pack a heating pad or wrap, an ice pack and topical creams. Opt for a hotel with a hot tub or steam room. Request assistance at the airport to prevent long walks or long periods standing. Ask another passenger for help storing carry-on luggage. Move around the plane's cabin as frequently as possible.

-- Diana Kohnle

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