Fibromyalgia and walking aid

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Hi all, I've also been using a walking stick but find this a bit of a problem due to bilateral CTS and severe pain in my arms and shoulders. Could anyone advise on an alternate walking aid that may be more suited to me.

Thanks in advance for any advice

Mandy

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    Hi Mandy to be fair nothing works for me as along with fibro I also have ddd but have you tried a frame? The pressure would be evenly spread then. I am sure other people will come along with other options. Gentle hugs to you x
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      Thanks Arlene,

      Well I don't seem to get much relief as pain is then transported into my arm. Hubby's just ordered 2 ergonomic walking sticks, one for each side. Will try them, we'll try anything for even a slight relief, won't we! Maggers suggested a smartcrutch, another option. I've got plantar fascitis, had for about year and half now, podiatrist prescribed cushioned insoles. Made slight comfortable but still feels like walking in glass.

      Thanks for advice, only joined here today

      Hugs

      🌸 X

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    I use a smart crutch on bad days as they are really comfortable and fully adjustable, might be worth having a look. Or perhaps try a rollator as they are very stable.  Haven't got to the stage of using a rollator just yet but I keep looking at them thinking they may be of help - particularly those with a seat so that I could rest when needed.

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    Hi Mandy, I am currently using a rollator and it gives you so much support. I used a came from June to Dec of last year. I was putting all my weight on the cane and I was exhausted and in so much pain. Canes are for one sided support. If you a weak or need support for both sides you need a rollator. When I get tired I can seat down. So much pain. I have pain in my back, hips, ankles and I can barely walk on top on weakness because my left leg buckle. The rollator make walking much easier. I would recommend it. I am renting one from the medical equipment store. If you need it for long term you can just buy it. I hope this helps.
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    Hiya Mandy..I also use a walking stick, I have a fantastic walker it was made

    in a swedes..I live in Australia and I ordered it online..you walk into it..it has a flexible seat, a bag I can hook on if needed...best of all you don't crouch over it, you walk into it so you don't crouch..it's was three times as expensive as the other ones..which I had two of a 3 wheeler and a four..wished I had known about it first..Doability is the name of the place in Oz that I ordered it through, my husband loves it, as it's very light and it collapses with the twist of your hand...the wheels are amazing, you will have to check them out..it turns on a 50cent piece too...just great..very easy to use especially with the way your arms are.. Leicester too..hope it helps..be blessed Mandy, have a lovely day too..😘😘💐

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    Here are a couple of photos.,they don't show the bag..just the hooks and they don't show the back strap...but they are all in with it..the seat is leather and is pliable such easy manouvreabily..is that a word..lol..😘😘💐

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    Hey ihave fibromyalgia plus severe neck and back problems I use a trolley to hold on to when I go out which is very occasionally and that's normally to hospital

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