Walking aids are helpful for patients who have chronic problems, including hip and knee arthritis, as well as those who have acute injuries, such as ankle sprains and leg fractures. It is important to find which aid will best suit your particular situation.
Here are the 5 main types along with some information about each:
Single-Point Cane: A single-point cane is helpful for conditions where a little bit of extra support can help to alleviate pain and discomfort. A single-point cane is the easiest way to support to the leg, but is not an appropriate option if weight must be completely removed from the extremity.