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What are the benefits of walking with my cane?

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Dr. John Michalski answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Unloads the joint. Lowers the joint reaction forces to put less stress on the joint.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Jeffery Dormu answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

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 activity will help to improve your circulation and increase your muscle strength.

Answered Sep 9, 2013

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