What is Arm canes?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Walking Stick/Cane

A walking stick or cane is a tool used by many people to assist walking. It may be used to assist with balance, or to bear weight taking pressure off of muscles. There are many different styles to suit individual needs and preferences.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 5 1
Stiffness/spasticity 4 0
Walking problems 2 1
Parkinson's disease 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Arm canes

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Arm canes

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using Arm canes

Duration

Stopped using Arm canes

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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