Ask the pharmacist: What should I look for in a walking stick for my elderly mother?

As part of a weekly series, in association with LloydsPharmacy, Suresh Bagga of LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor answers your common medicine queries...
Q. What should I look for in a walking stick for my elderly mother? 
A. Walking sticks have a single point of contact with the ground, so are only suitable for moderate balance problems. 
For more severe mobility issues or weak legs, a walking frame, which has multiple points of contact, offers more stability. 
Ideally anyone needing a walking stick should have an assessment with a physiotherapist or occupational therapist to recommend the best... read more

 
30 January 2018 in Health, Views: 67
Source: Daily Mail
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