12 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane taken for the purpose of 'Improve mobility'

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Nov 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • 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
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • 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

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

Feb 4, 2014 (Started May 31, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Dec 1, 2013 (Started May 31, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 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

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

  • 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

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Oct 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Sometimes it makes navigating icy sidewalks more difficult or accidentally tripping others happen more often. However, it helps tremendously to have something to lean on when I need to stand often. I don't fall nearly as much anymore.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 30, 2010 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: it really helps extend the distance I can walk and the speed I can walk at. Good for cardio.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 16, 2009 (Started May 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Remember where you left it!

  • 0 helpful marks
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