Crutch or walking stick

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I use a walking stick all the time mainly for my knees. Would I benefit by using a crutch?

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    Hi Taff1234 I have found that I was more comfortable with crutches. I have tried both a walking stick and one crutch. It seemed to make walking less painful, when using both crutches. I have had stem cell treatment since and don't use crutches now. Good luck.

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      How long will stem cell treatment last? What type of stem cells? 

      I had it in my knee last year it helped for awhile then went to therapy and my knee is better . Also with better shoes and arch support fallen arches didn't help I can walk with slight limp.

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    You don't sat when or whether you have had an operation but before my knee op' I used two walking poles for 5 years except in the town e.g. shopping or going short distances.  Similarly before my hip op. and afterwards if I go for a country walk. - now after15 months I would not take the risk of walking without poles . Crutches are OK at first but you need to be careful with posture that you don't get hunched up.

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      I haven't had an op yet, I was told would need one in a couple of years but as I have OA in ankle, back, knee and hips I'm not sure which joint would benefit me.

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    I also wore knee braces (vulcan) which helped the knee a lot and delayed the knee for an op. which was actually a half knee replacement. I got so used to them I found I had gone to be one night with them on!! As someone else mentioned you would be better using two sticks to give you balanced support for knee and hip
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