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When is the best time to travel if I have rheumatoid arthritis?

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Choose a time when you're most likely to feel your best. If you tend to get flares during the heat of the summer or the hustle and bustle of the holidays, for example, try to avoid traveling during those times. And although vacations can be fun and restful, they can also be stressful. Try to plan an extra day at the start of your vacation to prepare and another at the end to rest and recover before you go back to work or regular activities.

SOURCES:

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Have Arthritis, Will Travel," "8 Ways to Help You Travel Easier With Your Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Travel Trips."

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality: "How to Travel with Arthritis."

University of Washington Medicine: "Travel and Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Have Arthritis, Will Travel," "8 Ways to Help You Travel Easier With Your Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Travel Trips."

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality: "How to Travel with Arthritis."

University of Washington Medicine: "Travel and Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on July 11, 2017

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