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Available Ambulatory Aids on the Market

As we age, common physiological changes like decreased balance and slower reflexes increase the risk of falling. Once people have reached the age of 65, their risks increase substantially, along with the loss of muscle strength, which can accelerate due to an inadequate amount of exercise. Blood pressure control when standing up or switching positions becomes less effective and may result in dizziness or imbalance. Other conditions like eye disease and osteoarthritis can increase an elderly person’s risk of falling.

Fractures, sprained ankles, hip injuries, drug addiction and heart irregularities can also put patients at risk of falling.

With the assistance of ambulatory aids, the risk of falling is dramatically reduced. These devices help with mobility and act as an extension of the upper body to transmit body weight and support the body when people walk. They provide the assistance that’s needed to maintain balance and reduce the risk of falling. If you have a relative who is elderly or has mobility problems, consider some of these ambulatory aids for them.

Walker

Acts as a supportive walking aid and is especially helpful for patients who have difficulty balancing and have reduced upper body strength. For more convenience, patients have a choice of walkers that have more updated features.

Crutches

Helps to remove weight from the extremities when getting around. It also provides support for people with good upper body strength

Quad cane

Provides stability and support for patients who don’t need the full use of a walker.

Cane or Walking Stick

Helps to facilitate walking and provide support to maintain balance.

Knee walker

Assists with walking by reducing the weight that’s placed on the leg. It’s great for people who have difficulty with crutches or don’t need the full support of a walker.

Trolley Walker

Helps to remove weight from the extremities when getting around. It also provides support for people with good upper body strength

If you’re in need of ambulatory aids visit Mediquip Home Care at and see our selection of medical equipment and supplies.

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