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Airport Tips For Travelers With Arthritis

Whether travelers are flying to escape cold weather or to be home for the holidays, negotiating airports can be a special challenge for people with arthritis. We’ve got tips to help get you through the airport with ease.

Songs have been written about the pleasures of home during the holiday season—and about celebrating the holidays with a tropical escape from snow and cold. Either option can mean a plane ticket and a crowded airport. Filing through luggage check-ins, airport security clearance, and boarding gates isn’t fun for anyone, but travelers with arthritis face special challenges. Painful joints can make getting from the airport entrance to an assigned seat on a flight, with luggage in tow, a dreaded gauntlet. If you have arthritis, we have some tips to take some of the pain and stress out of your airport experience.

With savvy packing and a little advance planning, getting to your flight and your destination will be less stressful and less painful. That is something to celebrate.

When to seek treatment for your arthritis

Arthritis doesn’t have to spell the end of an active life. If you are experiencing worrisome symptoms or persistent pain, the renowned arthritis specialists at Summit Orthopedics can help. We work with you to confirm a diagnosis and develop an appropriate conservative treatment plan. If nonsurgical treatments fail to support your lifestyle goals, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons will consult with you and discuss appropriate surgical options. Summit is home to innovative joint replacement options. Our Vadnais Heights Surgery Center is one of only two surgery centers nationally to receive The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Start your journey to healthier joints. Find your arthritis expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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