44 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane with a cost of Not specified

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Mar 4, 2018 (Started Jan 03, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Whereas some patients prescribed the walking cane may mentally view it as a (literally) burden, sign of dependency, shame, aging, etc; I see it for its necessitated purpose, to improve mobility and balance and to assist in taking the strain off of certain muscles that no longer adhere to the physical demands the user requires to have the independence and mobility necessary to walk and move about freely without incidence and risks of falling, further compromising their independence and possibly being a blow to their dignity.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2015 (Started Jul 03, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This med helps spasms and also helps anxiety

  • 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

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2012 (Started Mar 19, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Stay in shape

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Jan 24, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Sep 10, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for loss of balance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 6, 2011 (Started Apr 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Nov 5, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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