Apallo Cane / Giddy-Up Stick Now Available at EGAN Wellness
The Apallo Cane by Palo Medical is now available for purchase through the EGAN Wellness Clinic’s online storefront. Please visit the product page for full details about this adjustable, dual-handled, 2-in-1 walking cane plus standing aid plus LED Flashlight.
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Price = $49.80 + Free U.S. Domestic Priority Shipping
The cane is designed for anyone who experiences difficulty standing up from a seated position and can also be used as a traditional walking cane to provide support while walking. It is made of lightweight, yet highly durable aluminum, and has a weight capacity of up to 500 pounds.
Quoting from the manufacturer:
The first of its kind, the aPallo cane is a portable sit-to-stand device that doubles as a walking cane. The patented pivoting lower handle provides improved leverage for the user to rise and sit down safely. Anyone who currently uses a cane can benefit from using the aPallo cane.
The aPallo cane helps people stand up or sit down who have:
Hip or Knee Arthritis
Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
Low Back Pain
Lower Extremity Weakness
Designed and engineered by a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon.
Portable Sit- to- stand cane.
Built-in twist on LED Light.
Shock absorbing , ergonomic handles for increased comfort.
Hidden Storage space inside of each handle.
Lanyard included to hang cane from hook or chair.
Durable aircraft aluminum and weighs just over a pound.
Adjustable from 31 inches to 36 inches to fit the majority of users from 5’2 to 6’0.
Durable, non-skid rubber tip is made to help reduce slipping.
500 lb. weight capacity.
EGAN Wellness is offering free USPS Priority Mail shipping to customers located anywhere within the United States.
Here are some videos about the aPallo Cane, formerly known as the “Giddy-Up Stick” and/or “Getty-Up Stick”:
Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, also known as SPD, is a common health condition that causes extreme pain in the hips, back, groin and legs of pregnant women. This painful pregnancy symptom is a result of the aptly named hormone Relaxin. Relaxin helps to naturally make ligaments relaxed and stretchy in order for the baby to ease its way into the world. Many times, relaxin does its job too well, causing the pelvic ligaments to become too loose too soon. As a result,the pelvic joint becomes unstable, causing moderate to severe pain and instability.
As many as 1 in 3 pregnant women may have this condition to some degree, and may not even recognize it as a condition all its own. More often than not, it is overlooked, as women do their best to endure it as another major discomfort of pregnancy.
Pelvic girdle pain can be anything from a minor ache to a searing sensation that wraps around the back and travels down below the belly. Most women will experience this at some point or another during their pregnancy. As the ever-expanding tummy puts ever-increasing stress on the bones, joints, and muscles in the pelvis-the pain can hit at almost any point in the pregnancy, and the impact can range from minor aches and pains to debilitating and unbearable misery.
Apart from the lower abdomen and pubic pain and discomfort, SPD may also appear in the following symptoms:
Severe pain that tends to get worse when you lift your legs for getting into bed or car.
Difficulty to move the lower part of your body when you wake up in the morning.
Pain that gets worse when you lie on your back.
Reduced range of movement of the hip bones, causing difficulty walking.
Pain shooting down your buttocks and legs (sciatica).
A clicking sound near the pelvic area while in motion.
Urinary incontinence (rare cases).
If you think you may be suffering from this condition, do some research and talk to your doctor. Never just endure the pain. Many things can be done to help lessen the symptoms of SPD. Acupuncture is an increasingly popular way to alleviate all kinds of pregnancy ills, including pelvic girdle pain. Your doctor will almost always instruct you to purchase (and wear) a pelvic support girdle, aka a maternity belt with a special pelvic support built into it.
While there are alternatives (albeit none that really measure up in terms of effectiveness, appearance or even cost), the increasingly popular choice for dealing with moderate-to-severe pain of this nature is a product known as a V2 Supporter, or a variation thereof. The V2 Supporter is sold as a standalone compressive therapeutic undergarment, and can also be purchased as a 2-in-1 combo support undergarment such as the Prenatal Cradle Plus V2 Support and the Hip Brace Plus V2 Supporter.
This undergarment will provide much needed support for your belly (and relief for your pelvis). These same products are also used to treat a very common condition during pregnancy called vulvar varicosities, which is effectively vulvar or vaginal varicose veins. While more common among women who are pregnant, many women who are not pregnant and some who’ve never even been pregnant occasionally come down with this most unfortunate condition characterized by painful swelling of the vulvar region.
Back to Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, heating pads and ice have been known to offer significant relief. Choose the right sleeping position — lie on your side with a pillow between your knees to keep hips aligned. Do what works best for you and your body. Try doing KEGEL Exercises. Yes, our old friend can do wonders in this situation. These handy little workouts strengthen the entire pelvic floor, the muscle that stretches like a hammock across our abdomens and essentially holds all our organs up. The stronger it is, the better it holds up the growing baby and uterus and the less everything presses on those already weakened bones. If the pain is severe, ask your practitioner about pregnancy-safe pain relievers (never take any medications unless specifically okayed by your practitioner). Remember, do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel better. Work together along with your doctor and family to make this special experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. More tactics to try: Sit down to get dressed, and avoid heavy lifting and pushing (which you should be doing anyway). Do your best to stay off your feet and try to be patient until the baby comes. For most moms, once the baby is born and relaxin production ceases, your ligaments (and your dance moves) will return to normal in no time.
Empathy Arguably Single-Most Important Trait for Healthcare, Medical Professionals
One of the most common complaints from patients about the healthcare professionals they look to for help, guidance and sometimes emergency care when sick, injured or otherwise in a state of less-than-ideal health is that too many doctors and medical professionals in general have grown desensitized to the humanity of the patients they treat.
While this may or may not be accurate in any given individual circumstance, the impression – for better or worse – stems from the seemingly robotic approach many people within the healthcare and medical professions be they doctors, nurses, home health aides or even salesmen at the local medical supply store, there appears to the patient to be a desensitized attitude among these professionals regarding issues that to them are extremely important – sometimes even life-or-death.
In order for a medical professional to excel at the highest levels of patient care, that individual need not only make the correct diagnosis, treatment plan, product, etc. By understanding the problems faced by the very people we care for medical professionals can see the issue as though through the eyes of the patient, which can be quite an eye-opening experience for a tenured healthcare pro who has become somewhat numb to the health problems faced by the people for whom we care.
Empathy is arguably among the most important characteristics which in many ways defines great healthcare and medical professionals, separating them from their peers.
The following is a video assembled by the Cleveland Clinic intended to drive home this very point. The video has been described as inspirational and has drawn very positive reviews from those within its intended audience who have had the opportunity to view it.