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Rasin

767d

is it like morally okay for me to use a cane without my doctor giving me one? i am in almost constant pain due to my hips being twisted and a cane helps me when my knees and hips are weak and it puts less pressure on my joints on bad days. is it okay for me to be using a cane i just don’t want to be rude or offensive

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    • PugsSlugsSnails

      753d

      If it helps you, it’s FOR you. If it makes you sad, consider looking for a fun one!

    • PugsSlugsSnails

      753d

      If it helps you, it’s FOR you. If it makes you sad, consider looking for a fun one!

    • KB8

      763d

      Make sure your cane is at a good height! You want make sure your shoulder isn’t elevating too much when you’re holding onto it or else that might start hurting too! Aim for about your wrist height when you have your arms down by your side!

    • whitephantom

      763d

      Absolutely yes! It's there to help you. You can buy it at a store, it's not a prescription. You don't need permission! Anyone can use one; whether it's temporary, some times, all the time, or permanent.

    • XxGoatman

      763d

      Absolutely. As soon as I started having trouble walking, I went to Walmart and bought one for $10. If someone has a problem with me being crippled, that’s their problem.

    • Bonez

      764d

      Absolutely, if it helps you - use it!!

    • Dancingthroughshadow

      766d

      Absolutely!!

    • Chrys

      767d

      Of course! My cane makes it much easier and safer to get around in public. You don’t need external input to do what is comfortable for you and your body.

    • royalty

      767d

      I have a cane that I bought for my excruciating hip pain and plan on getting a wheelchair soon as well. It's absolutely okay to use mobility aids without your doctor giving you one/recommending one

    • UnluckyUnicorn

      767d

      I use my cane that wasn’t given or recommended by a doctor but it helps so much! I just found it at a thrift store for a great price. If it helps, use it! It’s not rude or offensive to use what genuinely helps. If anyone has a problem with that then that’s on them being ableist. Never feel bad for taking care of yourself!

    • Messymexi

      767d

      Fuck yes it's normal! They sell those suckers at cvs ffs. I sticker bombed mine and use it nudge people that get in my way.

    • canis_major

      767d

      absolutely ok!! lots of people utilise mobility aids without recommendation from doctors. if it helps you, it’s for you! this goes for braces, canes, wheelchairs, and more

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