4 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane taken for the purpose of 'walking problems' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Aug 19, 2009 (Started May 01, 2007)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 27, 2008 (Started Jul 04, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Use it early and always, and you'll keep the skin on your knees!

  • 0 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

Oct 19, 2007 (Started Aug 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Try out different handle types and styles, especially if you have sensory problems with your hands. Different quad canes have different weights, Heavy canes can be burdensome if you are weak. This can also affect your coordination, I got my foot tangled up in the quad foot multiple times.

  • 0 helpful marks
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