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MS Mobility Aids?? New here

Postby Melms » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:50 pm

I'm new to this site and wondering if anyone has advise on walking/Wheelchair devices? I currently use a cane but need something to sit on as I cannot walk long distances. I have a court date in November for disability and will need a wheelchair or transport chair and not sure what to get.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: MS Mobility Aids?? New here

Postby milesap » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:15 am

I use a walkaide device for my foot drop. I was originally fitted for a brace which became useless after three months. My Neuro prescribed Ampyra which improved the speed of walking and distance. Now I use a Balance Wear vest which improves my balance and has helped my walking by keeping from staggering. But these aides may not work for every body and I dont know how long they will continue to work for me.
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Re: MS Mobility Aids?? New here

Postby Melms » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:23 am

Thank you milesap. I tried Ampyra but got severe headaches. I might try it again. The more I walk the more my foot drags as I can't lift from the knee. Ugh!
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Re: MS Mobility Aids?? New here

Postby elyse_peace » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:40 pm

Melms - welcome to tims.
maybe you should look into renting one. good luck.
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Re: MS Mobility Aids?? New here

Postby dlynn » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:12 am

Hi Melms,
I wear a fitted leg brace, it "catches" at my heel to prevent me from flexing my foot because I have drop-foot.
I can't use a cane for longer distances because my balance is terrible. Instead I use a walker, it has a seat and
hand brakes. If I get tired, I lock the brakes and sit down. It's great for me. Hope this helps!
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Re: MS Mobility Aids?? New here

Postby Melms » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:11 am

Thank you elyse and dlynn!

I was looking on Costcos web site at the walker with the seat. I guess I need to realize I need to get one and quit telling myself I don't. My fatigue is so bad I get out of breath so fast. I have been avoiding any outings that require distance by foot. Ugh!

Thanks again for all your replies. :-)

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