Vacation Spots for People with Knee Arthritis

Don't let knee pain deter you from going on vacation!

Osteoarthritis can make your knees ache, but it doesn't need to ruin your vacation plans. You can still plan a wonderful vacation, but you should do a little research before booking your trip. Look for vacation destinations that have made ease of accessibility a priority and will make you feel comfortable. You might also consider the mode of transportation—and how long it's going to take to reach your destination. Start slow and don't overdo it on the first day! Make time to stretch once every hour or two to loosen up your joints. And don't forget to bring your knee brace, if you wear one, and any medication you may need to treat pain or discomfort away from home.

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