73 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane

Nov 19, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hereditary spastic paraplegia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain in shoulder(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: There is no other way to report my having to move to 2 canes in the summer of 2011, as my condition naturally progressed. The effectiveness is moderate- because as long as your condition requires you to have assistance to walk it certainly keeps you upright, but of course other than keeping your usable muscle fibers as strong as possible doesn't affect the disorder itself. In terms of cost, you'd think for equipment they'd give you a one-time price option for permanent devices! These forms can be so frustrating!

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Oct 1, 2012 (Started May 30, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for primary lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

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Jul 1, 2012 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: very effective up to today but I now have insufficient strength to hold the sticks
Cost: < $25 monthly

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