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RelaxMax05

677d

I had to walk a long distance all around a wildlife park yesterday and ever since, my hips have been killing me. It’s making me feel like I need a cane for walking long distances but I always feel like I’m not sick enough for a cane

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    • MarcelineClaire

      677d

      I skipped over getting a cane and went straight for a rollator walker with a seat. At first it worried me what others would think... but It's helped me tremendously so I've learned not to care. If you think you would benefit from it, do it!

    • MarcelineClaire

      677d

      I skipped over getting a cane and went straight for a rollator walker with a seat. At first it worried me what others would think... but It's helped me tremendously so I've learned not to care. If you think you would benefit from it, do it!

    • PorcelainKat

      677d

      Like cloudlight said, there's no minimum threshold you have to meet to use any mobility aid. Basically, if you feel like your mobility/quality of life would improve (even slightly) by using a cane or other mobility aid, then that's enough to use one. Which, I gotta admit, that's easier said than done. But I've bought myself a cane, just in case a time comes that I need it

    • Cloudlight

      677d

      Aid devices have no minimum struggle requirement! If you know that a cane will help you, use it! I don't have an EDS diagnosis but the finger joint braces made for people with EDS help me avoid pain and mobility problems in my hands, so I use them! There's no need to force yourself to suffer because you think you aren't already suffering enough to deserve help

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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