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Old 11-22-2008, 04:06 AM   #1
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does using a cane aggravate sciatica?

does using a cane aggravate sciatica?

 
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:49 AM   #2
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Re: does using a cane aggravate sciatica?

I dont see how it could....A cane takes weight off your hip and leg and transfers it to the upper body.


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Re: does using a cane aggravate sciatica?

I use my cane whenever I'm going to be walking for more than a few minutes or if I may end up standing in line someplace. For me, having the cane to lean on prevents sciatica from starting up. I should have swallowed my pride and used it regularly years ago! And I paint my canes. If I'm going to use one at my (somewhat) young age, I'm going to have FUN canes! I have one painted like a candy cane for Christmas.

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Re: does using a cane aggravate sciatica?

Well I couldn't walk but a few feet without mine. Of course it helps. When you only have one good side it helps the other weak side.
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Re: does using a cane aggravate sciatica?

Thanks everyone for all of your help. I do appreciate it.

 
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