Slide show: Tips for choosing and using walkers
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Accessories can make it easier to use your walker. Trays can help you carry food, drinks and other items to a table. A pouch attached to the side can carry books or magazines. Some walkers can be fitted with seats or baskets. Be sure not to overload your walker, however.

Whatever walker you choose, make sure you maintain it. Worn-out or loose rubber caps or grips and loose or excessively tight brakes may increase your risk of falling while using a walker. For help selecting and maintaining a walker, consult your doctor or physical therapist.

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