11 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane taken for the purpose of 'walking problems'

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Oct 15, 2014 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • 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

  • 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 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 2, 2010 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 8, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks

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

May 24, 2009 (Started Mar 29, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 19, 2009 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (loss of a free hand)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: loss of a free hand

  • 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
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