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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

How To Safely Use A Walker With No Wheels

by Clifton Davidson

When you are recovering after an injury and you are having a difficult time walking, you may find that you need the assistance of a walker in order to get from place to place. For the walker to be used to its fullest potential, it is important that you make sure you use the device properly so that you do not fall and sustain further injuries. Some walkers come with wheels, which may further assist you in getting from place-to-place. However, if you are using a walker that does not use wheels, there are a few things you should keep in mind to avoid injuries.

Using The Walker Properly

As you take steps, it is important to place the walker on the ground rather than carrying it. The purpose of the walker is to support you as you are walking. Carrying the walker not only defeats this purpose, but can increase the risk that you will fall. Always remember to use the walker also. Since many patients are used to walking without assistance, it is easy to accidentally leave a walker behind, defeating its purpose.

Moving With The Walker

Make sure to take even steps when using the walker. Otherwise, you will be more likely to lose your balance, fall, and sustain an injury. Do not lean too far away from the base of the walker that is used for support. Always look forward. Do not look down at your feet when using your walker.

Turning With The Walker

When standing up or sitting down, make sure to always hold the walker with both hands. Do not start to sit as you are turning to face a chair or toilet. Also, do not twist away from the walker the same time that the walker is turning. It is best to sit or stand using the assistance of a chair.

Receiving Assistance From Others

It is best to have someone with you to provide assistance in the event that you are struggling to walk. If someone does need to assist you, have him or her move your body forward. The goal should be to keep as much weight off your feet as possible.

The best place to learn how to use a walker correctly is the office of your occupational therapist. With is or her advice, you will learn how to use the walker in a way that will help you recover quickly.