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Mollyisme33

559d

hi everyone! I have a whole host of illnesses but the ones I'm referring to in this post is my EDS, POTS and fibro. I'm really starting to struggle walking, pain is mainly in my feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders and neck (almost everywhere lol). My question for you all is what do you do for pain while walking?

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    • Student_girl

      303d

      I use a wheelchair most of the time, and platform crutches with AFO braces for short distances

    • Student_girl

      303d

      I use a wheelchair most of the time, and platform crutches with AFO braces for short distances

    • Zebragirl

      556d

      Walking sticks, if we break I'm sitting down

    • E11iefant

      559d

      Mobility aids are wonderful! My friend has severe POTS, EDS and a plethora of other issues. She uses a cane and wheelchair regularly! Her Tik tok handle is @reina_boo and she posts advice from her experiences!

      • Mollyisme33

        558d

        @E11iefant thank you that's super helpful! I have a pretty judgemental family and mobility aids is a touchy subject but I'm gonna try a cane today when me and my bf go for a walk

    • avian

      559d

      i have a cane that folds out into a little seat so i can sit down and rest anywhere. and also just walking with the cane in general helps my balance/keeps my weight off whichever side hurts more

      • Mollyisme33

        559d

        @avian thanks :) I've been looking into getting a cane, I have a crappy one I use occasionally but I find it hurts my hands do you have any tips for that?

        • avian

          559d

          @Mollyisme33 hmm i'm not sure, mine has soft foam around the handle so i haven't had a problem with that. depending on how it hurts your hands, maybe more cushioning on the cane or wearing gloves would be worth a try? :o

    • Happyfeet007

      559d

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