Slide show: Tips for choosing and using walkers
Photos of two types of walker grips
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Most walkers come with plastic grips, but you have other choices as well. You might consider foam grips or soft grip covers, especially if your hands tend to get sweaty. If you have trouble grasping with your fingers — secondary to arthritis, other joint pains or nerve problems in your fingers — you might prefer a larger grip.

Choosing the correct grip will relieve unnecessary stress on your joints and help prevent joint deformities. Whichever grip you choose, be sure it's secure so that it won't slip while you're using the walker.

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