Does anyone on here have a walking aid that has been prescribed/helpful? Sometimes I just cannot walk due to the knee and hip pain and stiffness and physio mentioned walking poles? Physio was otherwise apathetic and condescending. But used to that type of response from the professionals by now.
I use a 3-wheeled walker ("Rollator") The brakes finally failed in my ancient one, and I bought a new one from Ebay - it is great, it has a bag attached, as well as a basket and a little tray! Plus it is in my favorite color - PURPLE!
💜Hi Phoenix..🌹...I've been using a 4 wheeled walker since a knee injury some months ago.⚘...I didn't like the idea of one, but I now find it invaluable.🌷....not only does it enable me to walk, but it also creates space around me, and makes others more aware.....💜
i bought a cane off eBay which I have been using for a while now but I wasn't prescribed one but knew I needed one when I started having lots of foot pain when walking the kids to school shortly befor being diagnosed with osteo arthritis in both feet!
Such great advice, recommendations and suggestions. Id be lost without this website. Flaming professionals are no help at all. Xxx
I do. I have crutches. My medical team were useless but in my job i work alongside a physiotherapist, I talked about what i struggle with and I asked what she would recommend. She was disgusted that i hadnt been given crutches when i was clearly a falls risk. I was thinking of getting a cane but she recommended crutches as it would be better support and prevent me from overworking one side of my body. Getting crutches has been a life saver. On good days i dont use them, on meh days where im a bit off balance or unsteady i use one crutch and on real bad days i use two. Crutches help me move on the bad days which helps loosen up my muscles and helps the pain. On bad pain days i was only able to sit/lie down as i was too unsteady to walk, now I get up and move with my crutches, sometimes by mid-day i no longer need them. I don't regret getting them at all, i am more active with them.