Mapping Out Your Next Trip

Pain-Free Living—April 29, 2016

Reporter Paul Wynn writes about how traveling can be a difficult and painful experience for those living with chronic pain and what you can do to prepare, pack and anticipate any challenges during a trip.

He speaks with Erica Fritz, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at Hospital for Special Surgery, who says "it's especially important to wear shoes with support and good shock absorption with lower extremity arthritic conditions. Insoles may be appropriate for certain patients with anatomical misalignments from flatfeet, bow legs or knocked knee."

Fritz frequently sees patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and tells them that "regardless of their means of transportation, they should stand up every hour to stretch."

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