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Advice for Long Plane ride

I have recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips, one worse than the other.  While not in constant pain as yet, my hip joint "catches" every time I get up from sitting and has to crack before I can straighten up. This is very painful. (It is also a problem when turning over in bed.)

In a couple of months, I have to take a 7-hour flight, and I am dreading it.  It's an overnight flight, which might make it difficuilt to take frequent standing breaks.  I'm scared that by the time I reach my destination, I will hardly be able to walk.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best position to sit or any sitting exercises I might be able to do to help ease the situation.

Also, my ortho surgeon has prescribed high does of Naproxen, which I am reluctant to take because I have high blood pressure and a family history of heart disease, not to mention the fact I am over 70.  Do I have any alternative?

I'd appreciate any advice.
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If you see an occupational therapist, they may be able to help giving you tips to lessen pain while traveling. The Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality may have additional resources. This article from the Arthritis Foundation has some really great tips, especially for air travel. Things like traveling mid week to avoid lines, requesting a seat with extra leg room, checking the hotel has a fridge for medications.. http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/pain-management/tips/pain-free-travel-tips-3.php
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