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What Travelers Need to Know About Knee Pain

ThePointsGuy.com reports it is estimated that persistent knee pain affects one out of four adults in the U.S. and its incidence increases with age, according to a national study.

ThePointsGuy.com spoke to David J. Mayman, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS, who explained what travelers with knee pain should know prior to departing for a long trip. Dr. Mayman suggested identifying the types of activities that can make people with knee pain more symptomatic, and limiting engagement in those activities. When boarding a long flight, Dr. Mayman emphasized the importance of not sitting in one position for too long, and to walk around every couple of hours.

As a preventative measure, Dr. Mayman advised taking an over-the-counter pain reliever or an anti-inflammatory medication prescribed by a physician prior to flying, and if knee pain should develop while traveling, to use all standard measures to address the pain (i.e., applying ice, resting the knee, use of compression socks, and elevation).

Read the full article at thepointsguy.com.