16 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Jan 8, 2018 (Started Jan 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (deep vein thrombosis)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Every other day
Advice & Tips: no
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 4, 2014 (Started May 31, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Dec 1, 2013 (Started May 31, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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!

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2011 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Don't be ashamed to use your cane. It sure makes walking such a chore.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tired arms

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: About 1 month ago, I tried using a telescopic walking staff. It is about 4-5 feet high. I am able to walk fully erect without bending over (like with my cane). I believe that I walk better. I have also been using my staff/cane less as my symptoms are currently under control.
Side effects: tired arms

Sep 6, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My walking is jerky at times. I tire easily after a short distance. Without the cane, I would walk VERY slowly.
Side effects: tired arms

Jun 20, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I walk very slowly. I have learned to use my cane like a Gondola pole. I use it to push /propel me foward. This helps me walk a bit faster.
Side effects: tired arms

Apr 26, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tired arms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: tired arms

Jan 7, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: tired arms

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I use my cane on my "pff periods" when my legs just don't want to cooperate. I use the cane to prevent from staggering. Also, I use the cane to push me forward.
Side effects: tired arms

Nov 18, 2008 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: tired arms

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 9, 2010 (Started May 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

Mar 9, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The use of the quad cane is apart of my daily life in and out of the house. When not using the cane. I have a service dog between the two this helps with my balance and walking.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

Feb 27, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a large base 4 prong cane. I use this in the house and it helps to give me the extra sup[port I need and I dont bounce into walls as easy as I did without it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Walking in the house I not using walls or furniture for maintaining balance. And if I get alittle weak I can use the cane for support up against the wall
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 30, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 8, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 5, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 16, 2009 (Started Apr 13, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in knee(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pelvic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for burning sensation in pelvic area)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I feel better, walk better so I no longer need a cane. Yay!

  • 0 helpful marks
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