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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Not sure: I really do not have enough information here to be able to give you a good answer.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cane: Unloads the joint. Lowers the joint reaction forces to put less stress on the joint.
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Dr. Jeffery Dormu
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Walking: The more ambulatory you are the better it is for your health. If the cane helps you to be more active then you should use it. Increased physical acti ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy: Balance issues can be caused by many things, when the troulbe leads to falls, it is more urgent .And the source should be looked in to. Physical thera ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Try a cane first: A cane can help take some stress off a healing limb or joint. One can use a walker first, then a cane, and then hopefully nothing . . . As he heals up ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Get evaluated: Need to understand cause of sciatica, and if due to herniated disc, with occasional flares due to root compression, might consider epidural steroid in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Plenty of options: I definitely agree with non-opioids for MS-related pain! Muscle relaxants and certain antiepileptics often are helpful for MS-related pain. Feel free ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cane: Yes a tripod or quad cane will provide more support.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, definitely: Neuropathy does create some imbalance, so a cane will provide you some extra support and help you in preventing a fall. As your neuropathy settles dow ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Bad back: first of all , loose weight. Use can or walker if needed. Try water therapy as it allows for exercise without weight bearing
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult to know: I would recommend that if you are not going back to your initial doctors or they have nothing furhter to offer, that you seek out a tertiary care cent ... Read More
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