13 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane with a side effects rating of Mild

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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

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 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

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

  • 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

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle weakness)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of coordination)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain in right hand and wrist)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: pain in right hand and wrist

Jul 25, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle weakness)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for stiffness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of coordination)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Side effects: pain in right hand and wrist

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jul 19, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in knee(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in hip(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain in hands, loss of a free hand)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: loss of a free hand, pain in hands

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 11, 2008 (Started Aug 13, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for foot drop)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tired arms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It is much better to have the cane and not need it, than to not have it and need it!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tired arms

  • 0 helpful marks
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