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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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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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Whats the difference between sugar in fruit and cane sugar?

Whats 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