Different types of walking aids?

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Different types of walking aids?

Postby Lyssie » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:02 pm

I have to use crutches (not just one stick on its own due to spinal weight distribution) and they are becoming right difficult to use in all honesty :( was wondering about other types of walking aids?! If you could help that'd be amazing xx
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Re: Different types of walking aids?

Postby penfriend » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:15 pm

dear Lysie, I've personally never been able to use walking aids, because of the weakness/pain of my arms, except some years ago a seat-stick which was useful then, but its been wheelchair for me since Jan.1990. I am sure many on here will be better able to advise.
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Re: Different types of walking aids?

Postby maxtomads » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:22 pm

As a physio I work with all types of walking aids. If elbow crutches are becoming unmanageable the next stage is a walking frame. The nhs zimmers are very unattractive, but effective. There are numerous other types available - look either in a shop that sells aids to mobility or online. Just one point- if you get one that has a wheel on every leg then make sure it has hand operated brakes you can manage as otherwise they can run away with you & are lethal.
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Re: Different types of walking aids?

Postby ouchisme » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:53 pm

i agree with both people about either using a walker on wheels with maybe a seat too. Or using a wheelchair. I'e had to use mine for the past 6yrs. But i need to think about using crutches at home (don't have any at the moment).

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