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Old 08-12-2008, 04:50 PM   #5
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Re: Anybody use a cane? (2 months post-op calcaneal osteotomy/tendon transfer, PTTD)

Two reasons cane goes on opposite side:

It's natural to swing your right arm and left foot at the same time, that's how babies and four-footed animals get around.

More importantly, you're more stable if you have a support on either side of your body, rather than two supports on one side.