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jellycats

272d

hi! im wondering if anyone knows what type of cane is best for people whos joints hyper extend? (im not sure if i have eds i just know my joints hurt alot) cause i want to get a cane since i think it would help when my knees hurt too bad, my gi pain gets bad and i cant stand very well, and when im feeling faint but need to continue on with my day. im just worried that my wrists will hurt too bad from using a cane, any tips?

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    • jellycats

      264d

      @brokenbrowncow i am not in australia but i will look up some good walkers near me, thank you sm for the advice!!

    • brokenbrowncow

      266d

      The walker chairs are also very good and allow you to always have a seat and leaning support. I checked online and depending what country you're in Chemist wearhouse Australia has one for $99.99. They can be pricey but they are worth it. The forearm crutches are also good but do require a bit more effort. Wishing you all the best. :)

      • jellycats

        264d

        @brokenbrowncow i am not in australia but i will look up some good walkers near me, thank you sm for the advice!!

    • jellycats

      266d

      update ive decided im going to start saving up for forearm crutches instead since i read those cause less wrist pain

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One person mentioned that the traditional style of cane with a horizontal handle could be bad for their wrists, so they were looking at "posture" canes or any with an upright handle. Another user suggested going through Ortho to get mobility aids especially with having EDS as canes shift your gait to one side and usually elbow crutches or walking sticks are preferred by Ortho. One person also mentioned using a cane that folds out into a little seat so they can sit down and rest anywhere. If the cane hurts your hands, it was suggested to try more cushioning on the cane or wearing gloves.

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