73 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane

Sep 5, 2009 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (social anxiety, loss of a free hand)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: use of a walking stick helps keep my posture erect. I don't feel like I'm leaning on it as much as when using the cane. Use it if you need. The walking stick looks cooler [I think]
Side effects: loss of a free hand, social anxiety

  • 3 helpful marks

Sep 4, 2008 (Started Oct 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain in shoulder(s))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Try out several different types of canes. The strangest looking may turn out to be the best "style" for you. If having sensory issues with hands, make sure to try handles made or covered with different types of materials.
Side effects: pain in shoulder(s)

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 17, 2013 (Started Apr 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain in left shoulder, numbness and tingling in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I have difficultly in using the cane on some days due to my hands/wrists going numb or weak or tingling with use. It also can cause my left shoulder to start hurting and causing a fire like burning and sharp stabbing pain.

  • 1 helpful mark
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