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Health Tip: Drive Safely With Arthritis

Here are some suggestions

(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis can make the joints in your arms, shoulders and hands stiff and swollen. It can also make driving a car a challenge, including affecting your ability to see other drivers next to you or behind you.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says regular exercise can help make driving easier and safer. So can medications designed to manage your arthritis -- as long as they don't make you drowsy, the agency advises.

If you find that you have trouble driving, speak with your doctor. Special devices can be installed in your car to make it easier to drive. But first, you'll need to be trained on how to use these appliances.

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