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Old 09-24-2019, 01:12 PM
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Default Advice for using canes, trekking poles, forearm crutches and walkers

If you have walking issues but resist using a walking aid, please read this. -D

According to the National MS Society, 80% of people with MS have trouble walking within 10 to 15 years of disease onset. Yet many hold off on using mobility devices for as long as possible, perhaps, because there is a stigma attached to going down that road, suggests Dave Bexfield, of Albuquerque, NM, who runs the organization ActiveMSers and was diagnosed with MS in 2006. “Stubbornness plays a massive role in all of this,” Bexfield says. “My biggest piece of advice is that we need to get over ourselves because odds are we’re going to fall if we don’t use an appropriate device.” Mic drop.
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