What is Folding Cane?

Category: Equipment

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Generic Name: Walking Stick/Cane

A walking stick or cane is a tool used by many people to assist walking. It may be used to assist with balance, or to bear weight taking pressure off of muscles. There are many different styles to suit individual needs and preferences.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 20 5
Improve mobility 12 1
Stiffness/Spasticity 10 0
Weakness in legs 8 0
Fatigue 7 1
Vertigo 3 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Folding Cane"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
7

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Folding Cane

Joint pain in hands 1
Joint pain in elbow 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 8
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped using Folding Cane

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Folding Cane
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 11
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 5
Adherence
Always
6 67%
Usually
3 33%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 11%
Somewhat
2 22%
A little
3 33%
Not at all
3 33%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 100%
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2 patient evaluations for Folding Cane

PurpleKorat
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PurpleKorat
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 24
Condition: Ehlers Danlos 21 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
Ehlers Danlos

See PurpleKorat's full Folding Cane history

Feb 26, 2012 (Started Jun 10, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle and joint pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Peanut Butter
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Peanut Butter
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

See Peanut Butter's full Folding Cane history

Sep 18, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: I strongly resisted giving in to using a cane until my MD asked me to try it for one week and do an honest evaluation. I realized at the end of that time that I had more energy at the end of the day. I think this is because I was using a great deal of energy just trying to keep my balance. I also think that I resisted because it represented my failure to "be normal"

  • 0 helpful marks
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