How to Properly Use a Cane


Being the smallest and the cheapest assistive device in the market today, it is no wonder that canes are popular. This assistive device can easily be bought in a local drugstore and online as well. Cane is beneficial in the following ways: It helps redistribute weight from a lower extremity that is painful or weak. […]

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Managing Knee Osteoarthritis With a Cane


One of the leading causes of disability and pain among older adults (65 years old and above) is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease. It is the most common form of arthritis. There are three types: hand, hip and knee osteoarthritis. The biomechanical marker of knee osteoarthritis is the progression in the […]

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Cane Versus Bariatric Walker


Mobility aids, such as the bariatric walker and cane, are used by millions of Americans. Close to 1.4 million Americans used walkers – such as the bariatric walker; while 3.1 million used canes, this according to the 2000 data of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The bariatric walker and cane are prescribed […]

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