Make Your Car Arthritis-Friendly

Ingenuity and helpful devices can make your driving safer and far more comfortable.

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If arthritis makes driving a chore-painful to get in and out of your car, uncomfortable to sit in, difficult to manage controls-it may make sense to adapt your car to ease your discomfort...and there are plenty of ways you can do it. Frederick Frost, M.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinics Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, recently completed a major study of vehicle adaptations for the disabled and arthritis-impaired. "Simple vehicle modifications," he says, "are quite safe and reliable. This includes key turners, simple hand controls, as well as modifications that ease access and seating in the vehicle."
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