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Posted by Bill on 11/28/98 at 00:00 (002412)

I ahve had PF problems for over a year and have gone thru everything. Finally I am restoring to a Aircast, I wear it both day and night. I did find that a cane helps me on my really bad days. Has anyone else experienced the same?

Re: Canes

Bobbie on 11/28/98 at 00:00 (002415)

Yes, I use an air cast during the day when I have to do a lot of walking. I tried it at night but it was just too uncomfortable. Now I am going to use the Strassburg Sock at night. I also have a cane by my bed because I find that getting up at night is a killer. Sometimes taking 3 Advil before bed helps, especially if I have had a bad day. I wish you the best of luck.

Re: Canes

Carolyn RN on 11/30/98 at 00:00 (002444)

I too have found a cane helpful during my flareups, especially when I first get up in the morning. I keep the cane and my Birks next to the bed; it makes those first few steps much more bearable.