I feel like I should know the answer. After all, as a social worker for older people, I face this daily. Yet, I've hit a brick wall. I walk with one crutch but the pressure I'm putting on that is exacerbating my neck issues and aggravating my nerve compression. The best option would be to return to two crutches to evenly spread the weight. Using two is such a faff though and makes carrying things difficult. It also makes me a lot less able to do things independently e.g. hold a basket in a shop. I have been trialing ditching the crutch altogether but I've been falling over again. Clearly, something is not working. I've tried walking sticks but that's even worse. Help please, am I missing something that might be better?
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