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Reddit reviews: The best mobility aids & equipement

We found 324 Reddit comments discussing the best mobility aids & equipement. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 209 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Mobility Aids & Equipment:

u/FARTS-ARE-YUMMY · 5 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

Using a throwaway for this. I work in the festival industry and have fibromyalgia along with other non-visible chronic illnesses.

Festivals are challenging for us for a number of reasons:

  • not many places to rest, being on your feet for long days
  • long lines for bathroom facilities that are usually also gross
  • schedule is usually packed, sense of FOMO if you arrive late/leave early. Hard to find friends that are on the same wavelength.
  • food that leads to tummy trouble and other naughty drinks/substances!

    Despite that, I still attend several a year and obviously work many too. Here are my tips:

  • bring a flipstick or portable seat. Huge crowds aren't very sympathetic to those who need personal space unless there is a visible marker of disability.
  • try to walk around the site before it gets crowded. I know this is more physical activity which might make you tired... but it can also reveal shortcuts, quiet spaces, less used washrooms, and other places you will gratefully use over the next few days.
  • If there's an accessibility tent, introduce yourself and ask for tips. You don't have to disclose your actual disability but you can ask questions like, "In your opinion, where should I go if I need to sit in a quiet place? Is there a seating area near each stage? What should I do if I'm having a medical issue?"
  • ask a festival staffer, security guard, volunteer, medic, or anyone with a radio for help if you need it. Don't be shy. It is their job to ensure public safety and even if the first person can't help directly, they are responsible for finding you someone who can.
  • don't get trapped in the crowd, accept that being on the outskirts will help you leave if needed and also have fewer instances for people to thoughtlessly shove or step on you. The pit is a high-contact zone and not safe for us. I see older people, families with children, etc make this mistake all the time and it is frustrating for all involved.
  • rent a locker. Cannot stress this enough. You can have comforts like toilet paper, sunscreen, raincoat, phone charger etc. nearby without having to trek all the way back to the campsite. Keep your bag light with just the essentials - earplugs, bandaids, phone, cash, etc.
  • bring AND WEAR earplugs. This has made a huge difference for me. It not only eliminates headaches from the PA system but reduces the level of insanity when people are bouncing around and screaming.
  • don't drink alcohol, it will also hit you like a ton of bricks after a day of being active and likely low water consumption. This also goes for drugs that you have not been prescribed.
  • pay close attention to security rules regarding prescription drugs, liquids, etc, and follow them to the rule. I almost had my painkillers confiscated once which would have made for an awful day. Bring copies of prescriptions, be honest, etc.
  • if you're going with a group, you kind of have to also be comfortable with being independent. Groups are fickle and there will be a lot of changing plans, hurt feelings, drama, etc. If you're wiped out, just say you need a break and plan to meet up with them later. Don't get stressed or freak out at not being able to please everyone. Obviously if you have a friend who can travel with you it's safer and better, keep in mind that doesn't always happen especially if people are intoxicated.
  • keep your phone charged in case you have to break with the group or need assistance. Don't waste phone battery on social media.
  • Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. I've regretted showing up too early in the day because I was exhausted by the time the headlining act came onstage. Check out the lineup before you get to the festival and pick your must-sees. Plan to leave a little bit early before the huge rush. Factor in travel time between stages! If you miss part of a set or a couple of acts, so what, you're doing the best you can. There is literally no act in the world that is worth trashing your health for.
  • festival food is soooo tempting but it can end you. Keep meals light and snacks healthy - try to eat as normally as you would at home with more protein and fats to make up for being active all day.
  • recovery days! Plan to be a zombie for a day or two afterward, if you can take time off work do it, if not, take it easy in other ways.

    I hope this helps! Ultimately, I want you to feel like you are in control, not your disease. It's tougher for us than others but it can be possible to enjoy festival life despite fibro. Take care!

u/nutmegtell · 2 pointsr/popping

Gosh, I'm so sorry. If it really is a pilonidal cyst, you need to have the whole area removed. They should have taken the whole thing out the first time. If it is a PC, the recovery may be uncomfortable for a few months, but if you don't take care of it now it will get more painful, and can become infected causing more painful and expensive surgeries.

Here's my free advice (lengthy but worth every penny lol)

-Make sure your surgeon understands what they are talking about, and are current with what these cysts are and treatment. Don't be afraid to get a second opinion. Ask about the length of hospital stay and post op wound care. If they want to suture it closed, get out of there. That's a good way to have a reoccurrence and infection. Which I'm guessing you don't want.

-The wound is basically like taking an ice cream scoop out of your back. It may go to the bone. It will need to be left open and will heal from the inside out. Your body will create 'granular tissue' that fills it in. In a couple of months, skin will grow to cover it. You will NOT have a lasting scar at all!

-They may offer you either 'packing' or a wound Vac. Go for the Wound Vac. It gently pulls your tissue up, and in recent studies it's been shown that the wound will heal the granular tissue faster and with less pain and trauma to that area. They will have them at the hospital, and will give you a portable one for at home. My daughter carried it in a backpack so it wasn't really noticeable. But it does make a farting sound every so often. Not awesome for a 14 y/o shy freshman :/ )

-My husband had his wound packed with gauze (back in 1983). He had to have his mom change it twice a day for 6 weeks. If this is your only option make sure you get strong pain meds. I suggest for the first month or two go to the wound care clinic and have them do it.

While at the hospital:

-Get as much information as you can. Bring someone who can be your advocate. Obviously, in our case, as her mom that was me. It has to be someone who has a cool head and can listen to the care team to process what they are saying to help you. If you don't have a person to help, keep some note cards or a journal next to you and write down all of your questions as they come to you. Make sure they are answered in a way you understand. Don't be afraid to ask more than once or twice. My thoughts on hospital staff- If you're nice, ask the nurses about their families and don't yell at them you'll get much better care. Be assertive but not aggressive.

-Take any and all pain meds you need. It might start with (most likely) morphine, but they have everything available. Don't be afraid to ask. If you have a history of abuse, they can help monitor so you don't get on fragile ground. They gave my daughter an rx for morphine patches, Vicodin and Xanax for wound changes. Because they caused her severe pain but also anxiety. She never needed the patches and she stopped needing the others after two months. She takes a Tylenol or Motrin every few weeks now. Her granular tissue is healed, her skin is getting thicker, but it's still a bit tender.

Post surgery:
You won't be able to sit on your bottom or lie on your back for a few weeks. Get this body pillow - called the Snoogle was recommended by her Physical Therapist while in the hospital. You could get one now, it might help release the pain in your lower back before surgery. It was VERY helpful and worth the trip to the baby store on the way home. These inflatable waffle pads are also great for when you can lay on your back without putting pressure on the coccyx -- and far better than the inflatable doughnuts they give to some people.

You won't be able to get it wet, so get some dry spray shampoo, and you can use these disposable wash cloths to bathe yourself as needed. Showering wasn't too hard, the wound Vac is sealed and I just set it outside the shower while she was in it. Once she was done with the wound Vac and able to shower again the wound care team recommended this tea tree body wash from Trader Joe's .

I have a list of post op necessities, I can post if want (even more) information lol. I figure knowledge is power, so if you go in knowing what you want, what to ask about, and knowing what's coming up, you'll feel more in charge and have control/agency over your own care.

Best of luck, let me know how it goes! Maybe it's not this at all :) 🤞

u/FaeryLynne · 10 pointsr/disability

I have trouble standing and walking, but am fine when sitting, so most of my advice is from that viewpoint.

Swiffers for everything! Mop/sweeper, duster, dusting cloths, etc. They're really efficient and disposable so I don't have to deal with things like mop buckets, dirty mop heads, cleaning feather dusters, anything like that.

One of those extendable pincher things to help pick stuff up off the floor.

An extendable scrubber for the bathroom. The shape makes it really easy to get into corners.

A clothes folder makes it really easy to fold your clothes, and I can use this on my lap while sitting down in bed.

A walker with a seat makes it really easy to get around to do things and has a seat for when I need to sit down. The basket that most come with helps to carry supplies from one room to the next.

Stick vaccums are super lightweight and easy to maneuver even from a couch or bed.

A scrubbing attachment that goes on a power drill is so helpful when you don't have the strength or stamina to scrub by hand.

I swear by all of the Kaboom products. All of them are no-effort cleaning supplies. They have toilet cleaner, mold and mildew cleaner, and, of course, the famous shower foam.

An automatic vacuum like a roomba is great for most people, but I've never had one so I can't comment myself.

Soak your dishes. There are special products that help get dried on food off your dishes, but I've found that just soaking them in hot water for 20-30 minutes before trying to wash them gets most stuck on food off. For really tough, baked on gunk, add a dryer sheet to the water. Sounds weird, but it helps soften up the crusty blackened burnt on food and it comes off easily.

For food that's stuck on the inside of the microwave, take a cup of water, add some lemon juice, and microwave it on full power for 6 minutes. The food will wipe right off.

I might think of more things later. If I do I'll come back and edit this post.

u/scruit · 1 pointr/ACL

Right leg ACL. Was driving stick after 3 weeks. Most of the delay was the car, a Subaru Legacy, which is fairly low. Doc's advice was as soon as I could push the brakes hard enough to lift myself out of the seat with no pain, I could drive again.

Drove my Bronco sooner than than, but that's an automatic and much easier to get into. Probably 1.5-2 weeks for short drives. Same leg strength test.


TBH, best advice is get one of those handles that clips into the door latch. Like this: https://www.amazon.com/Able-Life-Auto-Assist-Grab/dp/B00I45JJQO

It was a godsend for me because it made is SO much easier to get in and out the car.

u/yeti_beard · 8 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Let me tell you about the pegleg crutch. It was $150 on Amazon and after my achilles tendon surgery, it was AMAZING! I love this thing with all my heart. I swear this is not an ad, I just really, really loved this crutch.

https://www.amazon.com/iWALK-HFC20001BK-iWALK2-0-Hands-Crutch/dp/B00092RB06

u/WhitestGirlUKno · 3 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

I live in the US! I use amazon for a lot of my needs, and really love these! They're a little pricy, but they last forever and have great customer service. I've gotten free rubber tips like 4 times now!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00LGZ43E2/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_121_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=DFS25BCJCAH52PE98FJG&dpPl=1&dpID=81KwBVUy1%2BL

u/ldbs · 3 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

Pimp canes don't have to be expensive!! My insurance wouldn't cover anything, so I picked this up in engraved gold god bless amazon http://www.amazon.com/Switch-Sticks-Folding-Walking-Bubbles/dp/B008RHF558/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1406600403&sr=1-1&keywords=switch+sticks

congrats on the writing!!! that's super awesome!!!

u/totallypromotional · 1 pointr/AskMen

My brother in law went across the country for his bachelor party. He went with his brothers, best friends and his dad (his dad went to keep him out of trouble....)

After a night of going out, the went back to the hotel when my future brother in law had the genius idea to walk to a gas station looking for dip. He decided to take a short cut by going through some yards and jumping the fence. As he put it, he went up like Tarzan and down like Humpty Dumpty.

He shattered his ankle, broke his phone, and had to hobble to the street where a stranger drove him to the hospital. He had to have surgery and screws put into his ankle/foot.

For his wedding, he used a knee crutch. He looked like a pirate. My bridezilla of a sister surprised us all by not freaking out, despite the fact they had spent months on private dance lessons and had an adventurous honeymoon planned.

The bachelor party story was epically hilarious. It just added to it that they had wedding crashers in sports attire come to a black tie wedding. Then the bride and groom overslept the next day and missed their flight for their honeymoon. They lost a day on the island as a result. The whole thing was like a movie.

u/real_good_soups · 1 pointr/brokeabone

Ah man that can’t be fun. I’m sorry to hear that. Crutches are such a pain! Have you heard of a hands free knees crutch? iWALK2.0 Hands Free Knee Crutch - Alternative for Crutches and Knee Scooters - by iWALKFree https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00092RB06/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fBQMDbVS25A4Y It’s definitely something i wish i had known about when i broke my ankle! Good luck with your recovery!

u/sxzxnnx · 9 pointsr/Austin

The Bullock Museum has some interesting exhibits right now. For the exhibits I have seen, they have seating throughout the exhibit so that you can walk a bit then sit and rest. Also most museums are wheelchair accessible and have loaner wheelchairs. Your mom may not be at the point where she can mentally admit she needs a wheelchair.

There are several walking canes with an incorporated seat available on Amazon. I think this one is the least "old-lady" looking. The security of knowing she would have a seat readily available when she needed it might allow her to try to some things that she is not entirely sure about.

Austin has several ADA compliant nature/hiking trails. If they enjoy nature, Google ADA compliant trails + the name of the city and you will turn up options all along their route.

Check the calendar at Central Market. They usually have live music on the patio on the weekends. The music is free. Food and drinks from the cafe are reasonable.

u/BovineRetriever · 1 pointr/DIY

Wow, thank you! This is a great idea. I have been slowly moving forward with an office like this and had been thinking about these two as a way to possibly mount the monitors.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026IBSUA/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N1GQXII/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_4

u/ubiquitrips · 5 pointsr/ACL

Most of my post-op gripes are around swelling of the leg / knee in general. Get something to prop up the foot of your bed (not just your leg, do that as well). I used wood / suitcase to prop up my bed and still put my leg up on pillows.

Random equipment based recommendations for post-op.

u/verascity · 9 pointsr/disability

LOL, it actually is great for times like that. It's probably a little cumbersome for daily use and there's a bit of a learning curve for maneuvering without kicking it over (which I still do TBH) but it's so much better than trying to get through an event without an assist.

https://smile.amazon.com/Travelon-Walking-Seat-Cane-Size/dp/B001CZMXDE/

This is the one I use and it serves me pretty well!

u/Dagzambie · 1 pointr/MultipleSclerosis

Well, here's what I and my wife have going:
For comfort- a $50 lazy boy recliner, Craigs list usually has tons of them. Then get an Able Life Able Tray. Then a gaming laptop (I have an MSI GT70 Dominator, it's pretty awesome). Add a G13 gaming keyboard pad and a good gaming mouse and rest them on the chairs arms (less stress on your arms compared to reaching up to use the laptops keys). I've modified the tray's table area with a torque hinge so the laptop keyboard can be tilted downward to a comfortable angle. And lastly, esp. for summer, I have a fan clipped to the handle of the tray pointed at moi.

Able Life Able Tray: https://www.amazon.com/Able-Life-Tray-Multi-Use-Adjustable/dp/B0026IBSUA/ref=pd_sim_121_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0026IBSUA&pd_rd_r=4DMC9X1WMTHZZEQSP63V&pd_rd_w=esQmm&pd_rd_wg=5WHCK&psc=1&refRID=4DMC9X1WMTHZZEQSP63V

Torque Hinge: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tension+hinge

G13: https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G13-Programmable-Gameboard-Display/dp/B001NEK2GE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495498058&sr=8-1&keywords=g13

u/sinembarg0 · 4 pointsr/functionalprint

This is awesome for when you need real crutches. However, for a sprained ankle, check this out: https://www.amazon.com/iWALK2-0-Hands-Free-Knee-Crutch/dp/B00092RB06

I saw a guy wearing one of these walking down the street, just booking it. it keeps both your hands free.

They're amazing if they work for you (so not for knee stuff, just for foot stuff).

u/MrSamster911 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

John Watson pulls off one quite well.

as seen here

you need to get one very simple, but still looks like you have a cane for MEDICAL reasons, not because you're cosplaying. pretty much something like this. then dress however you want to dress (though it helps to not dress like a 14 year old).

and if people give you shit for carrying a cane, don't be afraid to tell the, why you have it

u/mynamesames · 4 pointsr/xxketo

Yo! It's been a ride this past week. I posted a while ago that I had a stress fracture in my foot from running. Well I went back to the doctor cause it still hurt and I was not ready for them to say "Well, if it hasn't healed yet you really shouldn't be on it. You need to be on crutches for two weeks. Then in a boot for two more". So. I live alone in an old house with stairs so crutches or a scooter are not great options. In the end, I got this thing that's basically a modern pegleg called the iWalk 2.0- I'd never seen anything like it before. It's hands free and can do stairs, so I can do most things, but obviously not as much as I want!

I manage to do maybe 4000 steps a day on the iWalk and can't really do much else for exercise without putting weight on my foot, so while I want to feel bad for myself and eat everything - I need to be super careful about what I eat cause I have no buffer! If you have super easy, low cal meals that require almost no dishes and no prep hit me up!

One more week on me pegleg, Mateys! Have a great one!

u/ieatmakeup · 6 pointsr/EDC

If you're out for a while, this is what you need.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00092RB06/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_6-SByb5BRZ46E

I severed my Achilles in October and used crutches for a few weeks. This is miles better than anything else. Complete use of your hands is amazing. I've fitted mine with some more padding on the knee but everything else works great. I'm in a boot now, but I still keep this around as its handy for around the house.

u/hedgehogsnmoose · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00092RB06/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1542286211&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=iwalk&psc=1&smid=A16VRQ4X5LV1CM

I don’t know if you have the spare cash for this but one of my friends was in a similar situation and used this. She swears by it as it is much easier to maneuver than the knee scooters!

u/soonerborn26 · 2 pointsr/MultipleSclerosis

Thank you. Yes I did. It was a soft rubber tip, and would break off. You can go to Walgreens, Target, Walmart, or wherever and buy new ones. They're super cheap.

Medline MDS805161 Aluminum... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00083DFOW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/Yodster · 2 pointsr/NYList

I don't have a knee scooter (sold it already), but I do have an iWalk 2.0

I found it way more useful than a knee scooter, especially for doing stuff around the house or being in small spaces.

I'm in town this week if you're interested.

u/jackrats · 14 pointsr/whatisthisthing

It's a tool to help people get out of their car.

Put the metal spike in the hook for the door latch in the door frame and now they have a handle they can use to support their weight.

Like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Able-Life-Auto-Assist-Grab/dp/B00I45JJQO

u/Ratscallion · 3 pointsr/90daysgoal

BQ Favorite vacation was in 2010 when I took the kiddo to the Riviera Maya area of Mexico and we had a blast together. Or, maybe when I backpacked in the Rocky Mountains in my 20's.

Yesterday I was really good - kept my foot elevated, took short breaks from the lying on the couch to do stuff. I have one of these that I'm borrowing from a friend. It's made life way easier. I can cook food and do dishes and I'm not completely dependent on someone else for everything! (I still can't drive. Stupid stick shift car.) Oh, and I had a lovely little dinner/fun take my mind of things evening with B before he had to play softball.

Today

  • Work from home. I've already discovered that sitting at the desk must include propping my leg up on top of my desk. We'll see how this goes. I've got stuff I need to get done, though.
  • Exercise - do my z-health drills. Figure out how to do some more upper body stuff today.
  • Life - continue to behave. Don't try to walk on the damn foot (I tried yesterday. No go. I tested just a little bit of weight this morning. Still no.) Take breaks from sitting. Figure out how to pad the back of my knee so that knee crutch stops killing me there.
u/bizaromo · 2 pointsr/loseit

I broke my leg in 2014, and it definitely changed my attitude about my body and mobility. Unfortunately I didn't clue in to calorie counting until I was back on my feet, so I really piled on the pounds while my leg was healing. You are fortunate, you already know about MFP so you make great progress on weight loss during this time.

Getting one of these really helped me be functional: http://www.amazon.com/Roscoe-Scooter-Basket-Burgundy-ROS-KSBG/dp/B00MECBY20/

u/batmanateyourbae · 2 pointsr/WrestlemaniaPlans

Also, and I've never been to the place Axxesss is going to be (I'm like, super annoyed at how it's going to be a fucking trip to even get there) so I don't know if you can bring this in, but perhaps you should see if there's a place in NYC that you can buy or rent (since you' probably can't take it on the plane. Unless you buy one in the UK?)

https://newatlas.com/lex-folding-wearable-chair/56211/ - this one is sexy and weird

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Walking-Chair-Stadium-Company/dp/B0026RSREQ - this is a tripod

https://www.amazon.com/Flexzion-Directors-Professional-Foldable-Furniture/dp/B016UH2SQ0/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1530203201&sr=8-15&keywords=portable+tall+stools - high-end but this is the kind that I really mean and can't figure out what to google to show you a photo of things I've seen at baseball games here

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u/Ashoka_Bahuksana · 3 pointsr/ChronicPain

You can get an adjustable cane like this, I would also suggest getting one of these with it.
You could look into your local YMCA for a pool or gym.
If he has insurance he may be able to get doctor ordered physical therapy.
My father (who also has back issues) used to put a sheet of plywood in between his mattress and box springs to give him more support. ymmv.

u/piisfour · 1 pointr/conspiracy

Incredible technology. Nice link!

What is the thing at the far left of the picture? An advanced autonomous rollator?

https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Medical-Rollator-Removable-Support/dp/B005S1CHKC

u/spikeyfur · 1 pointr/relationships

You're likely going to be in a quite a bit of pain after your surgery. You really are going to need a lot of care in the first week post-surgery. I went through this recently with my SO. He broke his ankle in 2 places and had to have surgery to put in a plate and 6 or 8 screws. He was not able to really even move the first few days as he was in so much pain, and it took about a week for him to at least be somewhat comfortable again. I don't want to make you nervous, but I just want to tell you what you could be facing.

See if there is any way possible to have someone in your family or even a close friend come and be with you during this time. Your boyfriend is already feeling overwhelmed now, and it is going to get worse before it gets better. Even if you could rotate people after a day or two, to give your boyfriend a bit of a break, that would probably help. I did it without question for my SO, but we've been together for 13 years and I wouldn't have it any other way. If you and your boyfriend have not been together too long, this could definitely put some strain on your relationship.

After that initial period of pain, however, you should be able to start moving around again. I suggest getting: http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Medical-790-Steerable-Walker/dp/B003VMAKVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414551922&sr=8-1&keywords=medical+scooter

or: http://www.amazon.com/iWALK-2-0-Hands-Free-Crutch/dp/B00092RB06/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414551964&sr=8-1&keywords=iwalk+free

**EDIT: If you have the type of injury that would allow for either of these devices. If not, I would definitely look for devices that would accommodate your injury. Being somewhat mobile is the key to your (even limited) independence and crutches are just a pain.

You can probably rent one of the scooters from your surgeon's office, but we found out the hard way that it was cheaper to buy one on Amazon and then resell it when you are finished with it. People told us that the iWalk crutch worked out well for them, too. By the fourth or fifth week post surgery, we were in Vegas with my SO scooting around all over the place. The scooter is a drunk person magnet, FYI. Ha ha

I hope you have a speedy recovery!

u/spbink · 4 pointsr/comiccon

I have a bad hip, so this is always an issue for me too. Sometimes the cost-benefit of having a seat with you vs the weight of carrying it along with a cane is annoying. I used to have one of those little camping chairs and it was pretty terrible.

Now I have this cane-stool which I got for last year and it was great. You can actually see how I decorated it in the photos section. The one catch is it isn't height adjustable, so you'd need to find one the right height for your husband. I'm 5'4" and this one was perfect for me.

One other reason I'd recommend the cane-stool is that it has you sit closer to a normal chair height. I can't sit on the ground, and I found the campfire sling seat kept me so low it barely helped.

u/lbsmith5 · 3 pointsr/ChronicPain

AMAZON!! http://www.amazon.com/Switch-Sticks-Folding-Walking-Bubbles/dp/B008RHF558/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427679349&sr=8-1&keywords=switch+sticks I have the engraved pearl gold and get complements on it all the time. I keep meaning to get the black & silver one. (I'm 32, but like you, I have nerve damage and if I was going to have to use it for the ongoing future, I was going to be blinged.) They have all kinds of options.

Fashionable Canes that someone else linked is a good place too, but I felt as if the cane I got for the same price wasn't as sturdy, if that makes sense. I got another metal one, but their wood ones looked sturdy.

u/Fearitzself · 1 pointr/juggling

Carex Health Brands Round Handle Wood Cane, Natural https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QD6A90/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_gHO6xb594B1AN

Something like this?

u/srboisvert · 3 pointsr/chicago

get a duffel bag that you can use as a backpack.

Get one of those kneeling hands free crutch things for walking and going up and down the stairs. They are so neat I almost want to break an ankle!

https://www.amazon.com/iWALK2-0-Hands-Free-Knee-Crutch/dp/B00092RB06

u/Soap-ster · 1 pointr/PVcommission

This style would be easier to work with. Wood or metal, the right angle and straight runs will make things a lot easier/cleaner.



http://www.amazon.com/Carex-Soft-Grip-Folding-Black/dp/B001AFD2Z4/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1420450801&sr=8-8&keywords=cane

u/AdamCohn · 3 pointsr/phish

#1, get the ADA seating; you'll surely have a good view and no one bumping you. #2, I saw a guy at the Gorge this summer with one of these, and he said it made the whole Gorge experience possible; using a scooter was impossible out there. https://www.amazon.com/iWALK2-0-Hands-Free-Knee-Crutch/dp/B00092RB06

u/ninjamike808 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Here's a cheap one on Amazon. Essentially, they help keep the shoe's shape thus increasing it's life. Also, if they're cedar(maybe other types of wood work, too), they suck up some of the odor. A shoe horn can also help the longevity, specifically, from you smushing the shoe when you put it on.

u/broken_ship · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh god, me too. While I'm at it I might as well add this and this.

u/Jafolio · 1 pointr/ChronicPain

40 with osteoarthritis of the spine here. I had the same apprehensions when thinking of switching from a cane to these (what I refer to as a forearm crutch). In my experience, folks in the US are a little more understanding that you have a condition when using these.

The cuffs do not come off unless I turn my to release them. This frees my hands up to do much more and I don't have to worry about dropping the crutch. My one recommendation is to look for a pair with well cushioned hand grips. I have this pair but would prefer to have this set if I were to purchase again.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Fitness

They have cheap walkers for old folks you can get at walmart, or a lot of pharmacies; they work pretty well for dips. Something like this: amazon - walker but without the wheels

u/chensley · 2 pointsr/Radiology

I actually fractured my left fifth metatarsal as well playing volleyball at work about a year and a half ago. Not sure how yours looks but all the skin on my foot transformed into a huge bruise. Was in an air boot for 2 weeks, surgery to put a 2 inch titanium screw into place because my bone was off center, then 2 weeks of the surgical gauze, 4 weeks of a hard cast, then 6 weeks of an aircast. Shit sucks. I recommend getting a knee scooter. You can rent them from medical supply places as well. Much better than crutches in my opinion.

u/spctrbytz · 6 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Here you go

The others are correct, is a car cane. The more popular ones also have a built-in seatbelt cutter.

u/GetOffMyLawn_ · 2 pointsr/cfs

Carry your seat with you, links below.

  • Camp chair
  • Lightweight camp chair

    If it is a groomed trail then you may be able to take a rollator with you. It helps with both walking and sitting. You can even get taller ones that let you walk fully upright.
u/Tony_Chu · 26 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Remember when you were a little kid and TV shows from the 50's seemed really old-timey to you? You were born 33 years after 1950.

Little kids today are exactly as removed from the 80's as you were from the 50's. Your birth decade is old timey and ancient to them.

Oh, and PS. Most incoming college freshman report that they don't have first hand memory of 9/11. They were 3.

I recommend this model so that you don't have to put the tennis balls on the front.

u/goodlit · 2 pointsr/ChronicPain

There's always something like this (Amazon came up first; I neither recommend nor don't recommend them): http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Chair-The-Stadium-Company/dp/B0026RSREQ

u/skyjj · 2 pointsr/amputee

I got these off of amazon crutches

u/peachfuzz0 · 2 pointsr/TeslaModel3

There are handles that are designed to hook on to the door latch to be used as the handle.

https://www.amazon.com/Able-Life-Auto-Assist-Grab/dp/B00I45JJQO

u/matts2 · 1 pointr/nyc

Can she use the forearm crutches or do you need the under arm kind. I have a pair of forearm crutches I can lend you. We are in upstate Manhattan so an easy subway ride.

u/mheep · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I'd echo what mt_sage said above, I think a cane/stool would be the least obtrusive way to carry what you are looking for around and could be considered a mobility aid in terms of luggage.