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How should I choose a walking cane to help with osteoarthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
A doctor can help you choose or fit you for an appropriate walking cane. From the ground, the cane should reach the top of your wrist when your arms are hanging at rest. Your doctor will also instruct you on how best to use it as an aid in walking and getting up and down stairs.

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