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Hand controls

Pushing the brake pedal to stop in a hurry really hurts my knee, which was replaced about two years ago. How do I find out if I’m eligible for hand controls to avoid pain and keep driving?


There may be ways to address your knee pain without resorting to hand controls. Consider scheduling a consultation with an occupational therapist who has driving rehabilitation expertise. These professionals have special knowledge and training, so they can determine how to improve your comfort, safety and mobility.

Category: medical conditions, mental and physical health, older driver safety

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