5/13/2015 – People who use canes may limit themselves for fear of falling

May 13, 2015 Comments Off by

One quarter of older Americans use mobility devices like canes, walkers or wheelchairs, according to a new study, but those who use a cane have a much greater fear of falling.

Cane users did not, in fact, fall more often, but they did report limiting their activities out of fear, suggesting the cane may not offer sufficient support for their needs, researchers say.

Read the full article at Reuters.

Longevity News 2015, mobility

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