Hey all, I’ve been recently diagnosed and wondering about mobility aids. How did you know you needed one? Have you felt that it helped you move around better?

Generalized pain

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

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  • andromeda.spoons


    I started using mobility aids as soon as I realized that they would be helpful. that sounds really vague but basically when I realized that using a mobility aid would give me back the freedom to do things I couldn't do otherwise, I started using them. so for example, as soon as I realized I couldn't go grocery shopping for as long as I needed, I started using a wheelchair or cane. both have given me so much more freedom!! best of luck to you!

  • Precedent


    I started using a mobility aid recently. I knew that I needed it because I had some days where I would go home and lay down. And literally not be able to move. I got a cane and it really helped. Essentially, I started using it once I realized that the pain wasn’t manageable anymore. I’ve felt much better since I started walking with an aid, I would recommend one if you are having issues. However, keep in mind that you want to very careful of muscle/joint atrophy. I hope this is helpful, if not a bit gloomy XD

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