Title says it all really. I have used a stick for years now - both before and after DX. Initially only intermittently but I have needed it more and more as time progresses.
I don’t use it indoors (that’s what sofas and walls are for ) but there is no way that I can walk outside without it now.
Recently I have noticed that I am not so secure and stable on my stick and I am very, very wobbly with it now. Also, I am obviously leaning on it too much as I have developed pain in my shoulder on the side that I have the stick. It is the right height and everything according to an OT I spoke to a while ago and the neuro physio that I have been seeing recently but I think that the time may have come to move on a bit.
I am thinking of getting a funky single elbow crutch like these Loading.... Does anyone have any tips and suggestions?
Please don’t tell me to get an appointment with the NHS OT - here is South Wales I will be waiting 6 months+ for an appointment. (And I am far to vain to have a NHS gunmetal grey one anyway!)