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How can a cane help me while walking?

How can a cane help me while walking?

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

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What are the benefits of walking with my cane?

What are the benefits of walking with my cane?

Cane: Unloads the joint. Lowers the joint reaction forces to put less stress on the joint. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some basics to using a blind white cane?

Could you tell me what are some basics to using a blind white cane?

Need training.: Mobility training for a blind person is necessary to use a white cane effectively. It is often provided at no charge by the state. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's appropriate for me to use a white cane for vision impairment?

Wondering if it's appropriate for me to use a white cane for vision impairment?

Posibly: White canes can aid in mobility to tap for obstacles in the path of the blind person. It is also a universally recognized symbol of the diminished vision. It is appropriate to use if you quality and also need the cane for mobility. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks postop LTKR I still need to use a crutch when I'm not at home. Is that normal or am I behind in recovery? Would using a cane be better?

Depends: Consult your knee surgeon. He/she will tell you how your doing regarding where you should be based on the surgical approach etc. It may be that you are on the right recovery course, but best to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for sores on your gentials?

What are the reasons for sores on your gentials?

STD: A variety of sex. Transmitted diseases like herpes or even syphilis. Sex practice should be safe, you should be abstinent from sex till you get the proper treatment, the sores heal and case cleared by your physician. ...Read more

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What kind of cane must I use if poor balance?

What kind of cane must I use if poor balance?

Exercise/Vision/Plan: The government offers many resources for exercise that improves strength, balance, and fitness. See http://go4life. Nia. Nih. Gov/ also look for a local program in your area called a matter of balance. Http://www. Ncoa. Org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/a-matter-of-balance. Html maintaining good vision and removal of potential stumbling blocks at home are also important to avoid falls. ...Read more

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Cane you name some ways a teenager can go blind, slowly?

Cane you name some ways a teenager can go blind, slowly?

Why?: This is a concerning question. You can google that question and get answers. If it is a real concern then you are best served by seeing an opthamologist- an eye specialist. ...Read more

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What's the difference between sugar in fruit and cane sugar?

What's the difference between sugar in fruit and cane sugar?

Complicated: Cane sugar is sucrose, many fruits have fructose, sugar chemistry is complicated as there are so many kinds of sugars. They all have calories, and some are double sugars...Two molecules of a sugar. This is the real reason doctors have to study chemistry....See wikipedia article on sugars. ...Read more

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Where can I find a cane or crutches other than just going to a hospital?

Crutches and canes.: Great question! You can find these for rent at fire stations. You can also find them at most pharmacies and drug stores. ...Read more

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How do I stand after falling? I have balance issues and have to use a cane to walk.

How do I stand after falling? I have balance issues and have to use a cane to walk.

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 therapy after a hospitalization is a good start, as they can do balance and vestibular testing. A good neurological evaluation may also be prudent. See your doctor before you fall again, . ...Read more

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After surgery, which is better; to walk with a limp, or to walk with a cane and no limp?

After surgery, which is better; to walk with a limp, or to walk with a cane and no limp?

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. If a person has a permanent deficit and can never walk limp-free without a cane, perhaps a cane is still helpful to let his body move in a more "normal" way, if the cane lets him walk limp-free. A physical medicine (rehabilitation) doctor can help! ...Read more

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What can cause some periods to be light and some heavy and for p periods to cane in duration 3-5 days?

Normal: A 3-5 day period with slight variation in the amount of bleeding is a perfect description of normal menstruation. If you are not satisfied with your periods discuss the many options with your doctor. Birth control regulates. Lysteda will diminish. Some ate candidates for endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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Sores that won't heal?

Sores that won't heal?

Simply complex: There are many factors that allow our bodies to heal and a healthy 31 year old should heal any open wounds quickly. When a wound fails to heal, there can be many causes ranging from using medications that prevent healing to other factors such as poor nutrition, circulation, ongoing stress, pressure on the site, etc. A woundcare specialist is trained to look at the many factors and get you healed. ...Read more

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Why would I need to use a cane? It makes me look old.

Why would I need to use a cane? It makes me look old.

Safety first: Its better than losing your balance and slipping or falling and breaking a bone or a hip. ...Read more

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What causes dime sized sores. Look as if burned by a cigerate?

What causes dime sized sores. Look as if burned by a cigerate?

Multiple causes: There may be multiple causes of ulcer such as :aphthous ulcer, primary syphilis, herpes, lupus etc... ...Read more