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.
Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems:
All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips:
I strongly resisted giving in to using a cane until my MD asked me to try it for one week and do an honest evaluation. I realized at the end of that time that I had more energy at the end of the day. I think this is because I was using a great deal of energy just trying to keep my balance. I also think that I resisted because it represented my failure to "be normal"
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