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Walker Advice

Arthritis Today—March 1, 2017

In Arthritis Today's Your Life Solutions section, a reader asks the question: My doctor recommended that I use a walker. How do I determine which type is best?

Lauren Piljic, PT, DPT, at HSS offers four tips on using a walker whether it is post-surgical or just for everyday use.

Make sure to adjust the walker so that the handles are at wrist-height when you're standing with your arms relaxed at your sides, said Lauren.

Walk inside the handles; don't lean forward or push it in front of you, she adds.

The full answer is featured in the March/April 2017 issue.

 

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