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#1 Tip for Walking Better with Crutches

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Having to walk with a set of crutches can be a real pain in itself whether you are recovering from #surgery . A great way to take some of the #pain out of the crutch experience is with the new Crutch FlexTIP.

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What's the Best Cane for Me?

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What's the Best Cane for Me?

Why so many walking cane and tip choices?  Someone with leg pain does not need the same thing as someone who has balance issues. People who walk long distances with their cane, need something else.

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Introducing the FlexTIP!

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Introducing the FlexTIP!

Our feet are able to articulate to remain flat on the ground surface because our ankles enable them to adjust as we move about our world.   Traditional walking canes don't have 'ankles'. They may provide good grip on the walking surface when the cane tip is normal to the ground. Most of the time; however, only an edge of the tip actually contacts the surface. As canes tilt throughout a normal gait cycle, little gripping surface remains in contact with the ground which often results in slips and falls. The FlexTIP design solves this slipping issue, resulting in the...

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PIFS - Pride Induced Fall Syndrome?

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Gravity ...                            ...it keeps us grounded. Just imagine if gravity disappeared - we would have the ultimate in fall prevention and say 'goodbye’ to all the pain, injury and deaths caused by them. But on the other hand, without gravity, everything would float and we’d have no fascination for balloons, airplanes or dropped passes in football games.                                                              ...

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