25 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane with a cost of < $25

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Nov 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 1, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It has helped me walk better, gives me more support. It has had no major impact on my life.

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Oct 15, 2014 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The main issue with a walking cane is that you lose functionality of of hand since you always have it in your grip. I was fitted for an AFO brace which allowed me to regain use of both hands while still keeping me from falling due to foot drop.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: back pain

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (back pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: If you can still get a way with using a cane to get around, I reccomend it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: back pain

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Dec 11, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Get a cane earlier rather than later. It will dramatically improve your mobility in the early stages of ALS where if affects your legs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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May 10, 2012 (Started Sep 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My balance problem overwhelmed my ability to walk with a cane only.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 2, 2011 (Started Sep 25, 2011)

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

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Aug 30, 2010 (Started Nov 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 20, 2010 (Started May 27, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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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

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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

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