I wasnít sure of the best place to put this so decided here was as good a place as any!
Over the festive period Iíve had a few days where the pain in the inside of my right knee has been so bad that Iíve been having trouble walking. I actually walk like a zombie to compensate.
Its not so bad if Iím out in a shop that has trolleys (carts) because I can use them to take the weight but not all shops have them!
My question is, do any of you use a walking aid of any kind?
Iím not sure if it would be overkill to get some form of stick to take with me to places like work or shopping etc just in case one of my joints (usually my hips, knees or general pelvic area) decides to act up. Sometimes it only lasts for a few hours but those few hours are a nightmare if Iím trying to get anywhere or do anything productive. I'm not sure if I'm also sure that I should and just a little bit worried about what other people will think of me if I do!
So, overkill or no?
(And thanks everyone for taking time out to be my sounding board, it really means a lot and even though Iím still undiagnosed coming here each day is like meeting up with old friends - even though Iím new here! 8) )
Numpty:- (num-p-tee) dialect, chiefly Scot, ~n. 1. a bumbling fool: one who is intellectually challenged. 2. widely known in Scotland as an MSP (Member of Scottish Parliament).