34 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane taken for the purpose of 'balance problems'

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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

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

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.

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

May 1, 2011 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks
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