For those of you who use canes...what type do you use and do you get the benefit of less pain or better stability from it??
My doctor prescribed to me a quad cane...but i didn't feel as secure trying that one as a regular straight cane. I walked around Walmart with it before I purchased it, and to my surprise, it really did help!! It made me feel more steady, it took pain to a lower level since I wanst putting all my weight on my bad leg (sciatica)...I really liked what it did...I ended up buying it. Not sure how often I'll use it. In the house I hold onto things walking around...when out in public, my hubby is my stability. But, I'm so ashamed for my kids if they saw me use it. Is anyone else like this? I don't want to embarrass them in any way and I feel like I may if I use it in their presence. It's pretty silly, Iguess...but it's the way I feel. One of my boy twins (9 yearsold) has already told me that my back pain embarrassed him and that I'm just like his grandma. (my ex's mom who has every issue in the book and lays in bed all day and if she gets up, she scoots around her house in the scooter without her false teeth...a little creepy looking)
Anyway, any body else with these issues?? and give me feedback on your cane and how it works for youl