8 tips to make travelling with hypermobility more bearable

travelling with hypermobility

32 Responses

  1. Jean says:

    What exactly is hypermobile? Seems like a right pain in your ass! These are really good tips and tricks for anyone that’s out and about travelling. I love the cheap massages in Asia.

    • Natasha says:

      Hahah well it is loose muscles affecting any joints but for me it’s my hips and back and so yes it ends up as a literal pain in my ass!! Hahaha

  2. Delaine says:

    I had no idea that something like hypermobility even existed! The worst ive got was a footache, but that definitely cannot be compared to joint pains! And a Thai massage solves it all! Sharing this with friends.

  3. I’ve never heard of hypermobility. It’s amazing what ailments are reveal during a pregnancy. I love these tips, especially about taking a sleeper train and breaking up flights. I’m glad you aren’t letting hypermobility prevent you from traveling!

  4. Yukti says:

    Really very helpful tips for people like me. I always prefer sleeper train for long travels. Walk less is also I prefer by hiring local transport and interacting with locals also.

  5. thevancaveproject says:

    I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to travel with chronic illness. Although, I think breaking up flights and taking the sleeper train is good advice for anyone. We took a night bus once – never again!

  6. Mimi & Mitch says:

    Breaking up the flight is the best advice you can give to anyone and most airlines these days really accommodate this by offering layover extensions Then of course the pillow isa great thing to consider as not all airlines will offer that!

  7. Great tips for traveling with a chronic illness, although I did have to google what exactly hypermobility is. Good for you that you have learnt the best ways to manage the illness without it preventing you from doing the things you love.

  8. Little Lives Big says:

    Natasha- interesting read! I’d never even heard of hypermobility before. However, I do get motion sickness and many of your points hold true for me too; although I prefer to only take non-stop, direct flights. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Suzanne says:

    Thank you for educating me on hypermobility. I am sure other travelers who deal with this issue will appreciate all your travel tips and be encouraged by your story. Keep it up! 🙂

  10. Tales of travelling sisters says:

    Getting a massage while travelling is one of the best therapeutic experience if you have back issues. I agree with on taking on sleeper trains rather travelling in bus for a long journey, it helps you reach your destinationin a much better condition. Really great tips, going to share it with couple of my friends who find it hard to travel long distance. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Zoya says:

    I have never heard about hypermobility before, but it sounds painstakingly awful. Hats off to you – it’s wonderful that this hasn’t stopped your passion for traveling and sense of adventure! I thought you gave excellent tips on how to make a trip with chronic disease more bearable and included some pretty awesome products. I am totally getting some of that heat gel for muscle pain…usually caused by too much walking, haha!

  12. rhiydwi says:

    I’m not exactly sure what hypermobility is (rushes over to WebMD…) but I can’t even begin to imagine how travelling with a chronic illness must be. Long haul is hard enough when you’re entirely “healthy”, so kudos to you for making it manageable! And there are some great tips here — my mother suffered with MS and she used to swear by a lot of the tips you mentioned.

  13. Sheisnotlost says:

    Very positive outlook to travellers. I liked that any disability must not let travelers stop traveling. You have some great suggestions. Break up flights and overnight trains are some fantastic suggestions. This post can be a motivator to sometime who is suffering from this

  14. travellingslacker says:

    I did not even know what hypermobility was until I saw this post. But it seems that it can make life difficult and especially for travellers this is not an enviable condition. You must have helped a lot of people by sharing these tips using your own experience.

  15. It sounds so painful. I am glad that you are equipped with preventive measures about your hypermobility. You have some tips that are also applicable for anyone who wants to feel comfortable when traveling. I would prefer to take the sleeper train rather than the bus. I have experienced sleeping on a bus a lot of times and it was not a good feeling.

  16. Rahul Khurana says:

    These are great tips for travelling in countries in Asia. Traveling by trains on long journeys is more comfortable than buses for sure. I had never heard of the hypermobility, but now i have just added it to my brain. Nice Read. 🙂

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