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Gait aids

Image of a walker, a pair of crutches, and a wooden cane.

Gait aids may help patients feel more stable and help prevent falls. Using gait aids could both relieve pain while walking and also help you get up and down from a chair or out of bed.

Types of gait aids:

  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Walkers 

If you feel you would benefit from a gait aid, speak with your doctor.  Your doctor may write you a prescription for a cane or walker and consultation with a physical therapist.