By: Caitlin Wren
Yes. Sometimes I can walk just fine without any aid. I might not even limp. Other times I need a cane or crutches. It’s just the fact of my life. I have an illness that causes pain in a variety of areas in my body, especially my hips which are rather important in the walking process. Due to the weakness of my connective tissue, my joints are also very unstable. Especially my left hip, which tends to move around in the socket. Walking aids help take some of the weight off my leg and hips, which help to decrease pain. They also increase stability and reduce the likelihood of my hip ball moving where it shouldn’t, or me falling.