I'm sure some of you have had the same dilemma that I'm facing.
My balance has got worse over the last year even though everything else is about the same as was.
Therefore even in the house I use a stick virtually all the time, if not I'm furniture walking. I'm much more dangerous than before.
Like most Ataxia sufferers I walk with a gait which has also become more pronounced.
During the last 6 months I've been suffering from various back pains. Latest one is a pain above my hip on the side without the stick aide. It's been there for about 3 weeks now and really hurts when I walk.
I think I need to stay more upright when walking. So I was thinking about walking with two sticks I think they will need loops that I can slip my hands through too otherwise I'll never have any hands free to do anything. Have a feeling that I may get kind of tangled up in the sticks though!
I don't walk outside very much, except in the garden as I have a power assisted chair to go out with.
Does anyone have any ideas or know the pros and cons of my two sticks idea.
I'm feeling very fed up with this blinkin illness