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How can canes help with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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A cane may be most useful when one leg is weaker than the other, or when you have mild problems with balance. Here are some tips for using one:

It's a good idea to have a session with a physical therapist to learn how to properly use your cane or any other assistive device.

  • Hold the cane on the stronger side of your body while your weight is shifted away from your weaker side.
  • A quad, or four-legged, cane can give you more stability than a standard one.

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National MS Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 19, 2019

SOURCE: 

National MS Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 19, 2019

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