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What can I use if I have trouble walking with a traditional cane?

If you have trouble walking with a traditional cane but need support when you walk, try using a walking stick that resembles a shepherd’s staff. The difference is that you hold the staff in front of you, and your elbow is bent at a 90-degree angle. The staff also helps you stand up straighter when your back muscles are weak. To see if walking with a staff helps you, get a broom or mop, cut the handle off and put a rubber crutch protector on the end that touches the floor.
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