I occasionally use a cane that I had fitted when I had my knees replaced. I use it when my knee is hurting or when one of my ankles flares up. I try to keep it in the trunk of my car so that it is available if I need it. I have bought a second cane for in the house, but I haven't shortened it yet. They are nice to have if I am feeling a bit shaky and need help with my balance.
Suffering since a teenager.Dx with AS Dec 2009. Dx with ulcerative colitis 1998, both knees replaced 2006. GP said I had "some kind of inflammatory arthritis" 25 years ago. It has taken 50 years to get a Dx.
Mobic, Nexium, Naproxin, Lipitor, 6-MP, Nexium, Miacalcam, MSContin and 2 Norco for break through pain