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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

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Don't focus on that (as I encouraged) focus on the question.

I can't really get past your lack of empathy for people very easily!

The question itself is rather silly anyway.
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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

As it happens a walking stick can be incredibly useful for support and for keeping your balance.
When I was much younger I walked a lot in the Alps and always used a walking stick on these walks to provide stability and balance.
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09-07-2019, 08:46 PM
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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

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As it happens a walking stick can be incredibly useful for support and for keeping your balance.
When I was much younger I walked a lot in the Alps and always used a walking stick on these walks to provide stability and balance.


Yes. That makes perfect sense to me.
I sometimes used to take one when I was out with my dogs over rough ground too.

Not everyone uses a stick for a disability or because they are scroungers!
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09-07-2019, 08:56 PM
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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

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Gives a bit of security I suppose. Over the years, the people I see using them often look like they don't need them. Perhaps claiming benefits and wanting to look deserving.

Anyway there is a simple question there.
You're talking about crutches.
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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

Gravitas may have a point, for an able bodied person, who, tries to pre-empt the use of a Walking Stick, the device seems not very ergonomic.
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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

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Gravitas may have a point.
A pointy stick?
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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

Anything to keep one mobile has got to be a good thing. Even in hospital I did manage to use a zimmer frame when I was well enough, which enabled me to walk a bit up and down the ward corridor.
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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

My husband has a pair of crutches and two walking sticks, he's had years of problems with his legs.

I have back problems and I have a walking stick which helps me walk when I'm in pain.

Neither of us claim benefits and we bought our sticks and crutches ourselves. I would hate to think that some folk thought we were "wanting to look deserving" and therefore claiming benefits.
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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

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I thought the dishonest claimants use gutter crutches in case they are photographed when they are out.
I had to Google "gutter crutches" - I had no idea what they were .....

Now I know:



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Re: How Useful Are Walking Sticks For Those With Balance Problems?

Nor had I .
You live and learn .
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