Travel insurance for joint problems
It’s no surprise that after a lifetime of wear and tear some of us end up with joint problems. In fact, painful or inflamed joints are thought to affect around 10 million people in the UK, meaning you are far from alone. Knee pain is generally the most common complaint among those questioned, followed by shoulder and hip pain. Of course, this is not great news for those of us who enjoy travelling and independence.
Joint problems should not prevent you from visiting your dream destination. With this in mind, it would be a wise move to invest in quality, tailored holiday insurance with Staysure, just to be on the safe side. Get a no obligation online quote by clicking below or contact our travel insurance team on 0800 033 4902 who will gladly discuss your needs.
Why do I need travel insurance if I have joint problems?
The last thing you want on holiday is to be having the time of your life and then be struck down with debilitating joint pain. So why not take out joint trauma travel insurance and err on the side of caution? Not only will it give you peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands, you’ll have access to 24 hour medical assistance and repatriation should you need it.
This is important as you never know when your joints might start giving you problems, which could have knock on effects such as missed flights or cancelled excursions. By taking out joint trauma travel insurance you will be covered if something goes wrong, plus you will have access to a 24-hour medical emergency helpline in English, which means no language barriers and no problems getting to a doctor when you need one.
It’s worth bearing in mind that all of our policies cover you for loss of luggage and passports as standard. We also have a team of friendly travel insurance specialists at the ready to answer your travel insurance concerns and assess your current state of health via our screening process.
Tips for travelling with joint problems
- If you are flying, ask for an aisle seat. This will allow you to stretch your legs and also get up easily for a walk if your joints start to ache
- If you’re planning on doing some tours while on holiday, phone the tour company in advance to find out more information. For example, are there steep hills to climb? Or are there opportunities to sit down and have breaks?
- Alternatively, why not opt for bus or boat tours as these involve less walking. Plus, you can stay on-board if you don’t feel up for a walk
- Don’t over pack! It will be you who carries those extras you don’t use
- If you are worried, speak to your GP before you book your holiday
- If you’re travelling abroad make sure you have enough medication for the duration of your holiday – and keep it with you at all times. It’s also a good idea to bring extra medication with you just in case you are delayed or lose any
- Make a list of your medications and dosages, in the unlikely event of an unforeseen, emergency situation, such as loss, theft or the need to see a doctor
- The National Health Service (NHS) advises all travellers to cover their holidays adequately with a private travel insurance policy, using their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as additional cover only.
Common questions about travel insurance for joint problems
- Will I be able to get travel insurance if I have had a joint replacement surgery?
- Yes, we consider everyone for travel insurance including people who have had joint replacement surgery such as knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement and ankle replacement among others.
- When travelling post-surgery it is often suggested that you should wear compression stockings or tights and do in-flight exercises to help prevent DVTs and embolisms. Carry a letter from your doctor detailing the procedure you have had and which medications you are taking (if any). You may also need to speak with your airline and travel company if you require any assistance while travelling.
- Provided your doctor has declared you fit to travel, you have declared all conditions during our medical screening process and our underwriter has accepted cover, we can provide you with the insurance you need. An additional premium may be necessary.
- I am due to have knee replacement surgery after I return from my holiday, can I still get cover?
- Yes, we believe that being on a waiting list for increasingly everyday operations, such as a knee or hip replacement, shouldn’t prevent you from travelling, and will consider you for cover even if you are awaiting certain surgical procedures. A full list of the procedures we consider covering is available here.
- Provided your doctor has given you the go ahead to travel, all conditions are declared during our medical screening process and our underwriter has accepted cover, we can offer you travel insurance. An additional premium may be necessary.
Joint Problems Travel Insurance
Get a joint problems travel insurance quote online in minutes or call our team on 0800 033 4902.