How to Choose the Right Cane-and Use It Properly

Canes come in different heights, composition, and styles. Selecting the right one can improve your mobility and increase your independence.

0
Anyone with back or lower extremity pain, joint instability, or balance deficits may be at a higher risk of falls and can benefit from using a cane, says Nicole ODonnell, PT, MPT, a physical therapist at Cleveland Clinic. This can include patients with arthritic ankles, knees, hips, or back, but the use of a cane is certainly not limited to just arthritic conditions. A cane is especially helpful if you suffer from debilitating pain on one side of the body.
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Arthritis Advisor

Get the next year of Arthritis Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 1,000 articles - free of charge.
Subscribe today and save 36%. It's like getting 4 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
| |

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here