Coping with Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
is challenging because the symptoms are invisible and chronic. A person
can't simply "get over" CMP with the passage of time or wishful thinking.
The boxes below contain a number of basic tips that might help you deal with your CMP.
Contact us if you have any questions, or if you have a tip you'd
like us to add.
Learn To Handle Demands On Your Time
Effectively managing your time requires learning to say no effectively and using a
"To Do" list.
Eliminate non-essential activities and ask loved ones for their help whenever possible.
Take comfort in knowing that many healthy people, not impacted by the symptoms of
CMP, don't make it through their "To Do" lists either!
Increase Your Self-Esteem
Memories of when you were able to function normally serve no useful purpose and only
diminish your self-esteem. Choose new activities that are completely different from
what you have done in the past, that are not related to your career or social status,
and that you can comfortably do with your CMP.
Take control of something - anything. The symptoms of CMP and their fallout
can cause you to feel out of control in many spheres of life. A sense of control is
essential to boosting self-esteem, but is obtained only after multiple
successful experiences. The good news is that control doesn't need to occur in every
aspect of life. Control in one area (e.g. church choir, being an involved parent, keeping
a beautiful flower garden) is sufficient to boost self-esteem.
Reach Out And Touch Someone
It can be all too easy for bed-bound people with CMP to feel cut off from the
world and even the rest of their household. One way to keep in contact with family members
in other parts of the house is to use Walkie talkies or a baby monitor.
To keep in touch with the outside world there's always the Internet. There are a number
of online communities set up for people with
CMP. If you're interests fall along the lines of gaming there are always
cards or board games for the Internet.
We all need to keep lists handy of the things that make us happy. One of the cruelties
of our condition is that when we need distractions most, we are least equipped to seek
them out. For this reason it's important to compile a list of our favorite activities
when we are feeling optimistic to be used when we most need them.
People with CMP often describe how even their worst pain can be put on a
back burner, so to speak, when they become engrossed in an activity. This is not only
a psychological but a physiological response: our brains can only process so much input
at once. When we are engrossed in a beautiful movie, talking to a good friend on the
phone, or listening to our favorite music while lying on a heating pad or in the bathtub,
we can trick our pain receptors into leaving us alone! Meanwhile improvements in spirit
have an added impact on our entire well-being. Laughter is great medicine.
Keep Hope Alive
There is so much room for hope. It has only been since the 1990's that our condition
has acquired any legitimacy from the medical community. We are in a far better position
than the generations before us who suffered without ever receiving validation. We know
much more about the important roles of exercise, medication, stretching, pacing
and meditation to bring relief and a sense of control. Furthermore, as medical
research increases, it is only a matter of time before better therapies (and perhaps even
a cure!) are introduced.
Just Say NO!
The first rule of thumb: Eliminate all activities you do not value and that do not
require your participation. Even though we may be "sick all the time," there is nothing
wrong with declining invitations for health reasons. A polite, "thanks for the
invitation, but I am not feeling up to it" should suffice. People cancel for
many reasons. Excessive pain is reason enough! We experience substantial
pain; why add to it by enduring irritating people or activities?
Reduce contact with individuals who drain you rather than add pleasure to your life.
Reserve your precious energy for only the most important tasks. Prioritize. When
possible, eliminate the "I should..." activities for the
"I want to..." variety. It's often well worth paying someone to carry out
strenuous chores, such as housecleaning and grocery shopping, to free ourselves for
more fulfilling activities.
When you can't "just say no," limit the time you spend on burdensome tasks. If you
must attend a social or work-related engagement, plan to arrive late and leave early.
It's likely you will have a better time, and in most cases people won't notice.
For activities we choose to engage in, there are ways to make them less stressful and
more enjoyable. Fill your car or bag with creature comforts. Extra medication, heat
packs, pillows, earplugs and sunglasses can be real life savers.
Once you determine for yourself what works, keep a checklist handy when you are preparing
to go out. Think about the conditions of the place you are going: What is the
temperature? Are the chairs comfortable? How is the lighting?
Call ahead to inquire about the environment and whether any special arrangements can be
made. This will enable you to have a better time, and allow you to be as comfortable
If you are working full-time, switch to part-time or quit altogether, if possible. Get
out of the "rat race!" Most CMP sufferers are high-achieving, high-energy
people. We are "doers" who sometimes do too much! Don't overload yourself with
time commitments that will cause you stress later. Learn to say "NO" and allow yourself
to relax. When possible, delegate work!
Work Sitting Down
Get a stool to help with tasks like washing dishes and cooking. Sitting while you
wash dishes, chop vegetables, or cook takes less energy than standing to do the same
tasks. Make sure the stool you get is high enough to let you do these tasks without bending.
Having a stool with arms and a back will help for added support. And don't forget one
with wheels! There's nothing easier than gliding across the room instead of walking.
Make some notes before you go to the doctor. Have a basic history of your health,
(previous conditions, duration, etc.) Present the CMP info with time of onset
and symptoms. Since it changes all the time, make a short list of the ones that come and
go, and note anything you suspect may trigger them.
Finally, list your major concerns (pain, fatigue, headaches, etc.) because these
are the symptoms that are disabling you. At the bottom, give your date of birth,
medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, along with and any other
Take a pad and pen with you on your visit and be sure to take notes. If it's possible,
take a tape recorder, or invite a friend or family member along. Having an extra
pair of eyes and ears can be helpful.
On days that you're feeling good make enough food for two or three meals, freezing the
rest in individual portions. Then on days when you can't cook, you can just pull them out
of the freezer and heat them up. This works best with things like soups, stews
and casseroles, but most anything can be frozen if you don't mind the texture changing a bit.
Meals on Wheels
For many people with severe CMP, making a meal is hard to do. For those who
live alone it can be down right impossible. Look into programs like:
These are just a few places that offer freshly prepared meals delivered to your door.
For people in wheelchairs or for those who use walkers, shopping brings on a whole new set
of problems. Department stores jam clothing racks so close together it's impossible to
get near the clothes. And grocery stores never seem to have the items you need within
One simple approach to solving the shopping problem is to shop online. Many fine stores
are now online and offer next day shipping if you're in a hurry. I buy most of my
clothing this way as it's impossible for me to get around in department stores. My
favorite stores are
Lane Bryant, Blair, and
To simplify your grocery dilemma, many grocery stores now have delivery service. Check
your local grocery stores to see if they offer this service. Having your groceries
delivered saves you a lot of time and energy. If they don't offer this service, take
someone with you. They'll be able to reach the items you can't, and help to carry your bags.
Another idea for grocery shopping is to use a motorized cart. Even if you aren't in
a wheelchair normally, taking advantage of this option can save you pain and agony later.
If you decide not to use a motorized cart, be sure to take breaks. Many grocery stores
now have a luncheon area where you can sit down and have coffee and a snack. This will
give you a chance to rest until you get your strength back.
Remember, if you're too tired when you get home to put away your groceries, just put away
the perishables. (meats and refrigerated items) You can always and leave the rest of
the items until you've regained your strength. Unless you have a great husband or
kids, trust me, they'll still be there!
Showering or Bathing
Showering is a major task for those of us with a chronic illness. It ranks right up there
on the energy scale with home renovation, plowing the field, and laying carpeting. Ok, so
it only seems that bad.
We all know that staying clean and presentable costs us much more in pain and fatigue
than our healthy counterparts. It's been years since I've been able to take a relaxing
soak in the tub, mainly because I can't get in and out of the tub without help.
Somehow I don't see my 84 old Mother hoisting me out of the tub. So that leaves me with
You may not think you are "disabled" enough to warrant using a shower chair. However, even
if you're able to walk fine and can stand unaided, a shower chair will lengthen
your endurance for a relaxed, comfortable shower. Shower chairs can be large or small,
and can be bought sturdy enough to hold up to at least 450 pounds. They can be
purchased through those health product catalogs we all get in the mail, like
Dr. Leonard's catalog, or
they can be purchased at your nearby living aids store. I recommend checking out yard
sales and flea markets first to see if you can get one cheaper. The average retail price
for basic shower chairs is $40.
Another energy saving idea is a dual shower head that includes a hand-held shower. This
way you can stand under the shower spray for all-over rinsing, train the spray on
a particular set of muscles that ache, or you can hold the spray while seated and direct
it where you need it. These basic dual heads range in cost from $20-30, and are available
at your local home improvement or Wal-Mart store.
Cleaning the house is a huge task no matter how you look at it. But if you break it up
into smaller projects it's easier to get through. Instead of cleaning the whole house in
one day, break it up into one room a day. Find a day when your pain levels are tolerable
and start with light cleaning like dusting.
One cleaning item I can't live without is Swiffer dusters. They really do "trap dust
and dirt like a magnet". One swish of my magic swiffer wand and dust is gone! They
even have swiffers on a long handle to alleviate bending and stretching. Swiffer
sweepers work wonders on floors too.
If you have children, enlist their help with heavier cleaning like running the vacuum.
Even smaller children can help by bending and picking up things from lower surfaces or
items on the floor. Let's face it, they can do it much easier than we can. Never be
afraid to delegate jobs.
Traveling when you're disabled with a chronic illness is challenging at best. Here are
a few tips to make your vacation more relaxed.
Put your med's in a zip-lock bag. I find it's easier if I separate my daytime med's and
night time med's into different bags. Label them accordingly, this way they'll be right
at your fingertips when you need them.
If you take anything that is absolutely essential; such as heart medication, insulin,
etc., bring extra prescriptions in case your medication is stolen, lost, etc. If you
require anything that might be suspicious to security, such as needles, have a note from
your doctor stating the necessity of these items.
Shampoos, Soaps, Lotions -
Buy travel size items before you leave home or purchase them after you arrive. Many
hotels now provide shampoos, conditioners and soaps, along with blow dryers. If your
health condition requires special products, buy small plastic bottles and pour your
items into them. Remember to put all liquids in zip-lock bags so they won't explode in
your carry-on and make a mess.
Thermal Patches -
Thermal patches weigh less and are more convenient than pain-relieving gels or creams,
plus they smell a lot better too. Be sure to have a supply of these on hand for those
long plane or car trips.
The less you have to fuss over your clothes, the better. Leave items that wrinkle easily
at home. Many hotels now have irons in the room, but do you really want to be ironing
on vacation? Make sure you leave some empty space in your suitcase for shopping
and souvenirs. When I travel, I pack a small duffel bag in my suitcase. Then when I
come home I have a bag all ready for my souvenirs, etc.
On An Airplane -
Most airlines allow early seating for people with children or people who need more
time boarding. If you're disabled with a chronic illness this is an ideal time for you
to board the plane.
Do not sit in an exit row unless you are physically capable of opening the emergency door
and assisting other passengers. If you're inadvertently seated in an exit row, ask to
change your seat before the plane takes off.
Be sure to ask for a window seat when booking your flight. This will allow you to keep
your seat while in flight. There's nothing more tiring and painful than getting up and
down to let people in and out of their seats.
If you require carry-on luggage, put it under the seat in front of you. If you have
someone with you, have them store it in the over-head compartment for you. Don't try to
lift anything over your head without help.
If you're a diabetic be sure to bring your own snack. Here are some ideas for
- orange and grapefruit segments
- granola bar
If you require gluten-free meals bring your own food. Here are some ideas for
hassle-free, gluten-free travel foods:
- organic jerky
- small bags of baking nuts
- plain corn chips
- baby carrots
- canned peaches or pineapple with pull-top lids
- small cans of tuna with pull-top lids.
Hotels and Motels -
Request rooms on ground floors or near elevators so you don't have to haul suitcases
up stairs. Don't forget to request a non-smoking room if you are allergic or sensitive
to smoke and odors.
You might consider staying someplace with a pool, hot tub and/or exercise facility.
These come in handy if you've been sitting in planes or cars all day and need to rid
yourself of stiffness and soreness.
Tips on Finding a Good Wheelchair Accessible Hotel/Motel
Finding a good wheelchair accessible hotel can be a daunting task. With so many places
to choose from disabled travelers need a quick way to compare hotels and find the one
that can accommodate their special needs. Following the few simple trip planning steps
below can make the difference between a great vacation or a frustrating trip for a
Narrow Your List of Hotels/Motels -
While wheelchair accessibility is the top priority for a disabled traveler, many
travel agents and travel reservation sites forget that a person with a disability has
other needs too. In addition to good wheelchair access disabled travelers are also
interested in things such as a swimming pool, restaurants in the hotel, pet
accommodation, and internet access.
WhenWeTravel is a web site
offering a Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Search to help disabled people narrow the list
of hotels to the ones with all their special needs. Travelers can use it to pick
a destination and check off all the amenities they require. They currently have a list
of over 37,000 wheelchair accessible hotels from destinations all around the world.
A disabled traveler can use the hotel search to get a narrow list of hotels to be used
for calling the hotel directly.
Call The Hotel/Motel Directly and Ask Some Questions -
By asking a few questions a disabled traveler can quickly determine if the hotel
is disability friendly.
Make this the FIRST QUESTION asked: Does the hotel provide any special
disability services? Let the hotel staff explain what they have to offer. Their
response will immediately indicate their experience and desire in assisting
What floor are the wheelchair accessible rooms on? It is important to be near the
first floor in case of an emergency where the elevators are not in service.
Can the beds and other furniture be moved in order to make the room more comfortable
Does the hotel provide a wheelchair accessible shuttle to nearby tourist attractions
and public transportation?
Is disabled or handicap parking available for your car or van?
Listen "between the lines" -
A disabled traveler should be listening for clues that indicate the hotel has a
good understanding of the difficulties faced by an individual with a disability. If
the reservation desk at the hotel is knowledgeable about ADA requirements such as wheel
chair accessible passages, counter heights, door hardware, bathroom fixtures, and roll
in showers there is a good chance they frequently serve disabled guests. However, be wary
of a hotel manger that seems to promise too much. If the hotel seems too good to be
true...it probably is.
Keep a handout of your medical history, your known allergies, what drugs you are taking
etc. I keep all my information in a small address type book, along with my
prescriptions. That way all the information is right at my fingertips.
Split tasks into small manageable chunks and do a bit at a time. Think about how
each activity might be done in a more energy efficient way; for example many things such
as ironing and brushing your teeth can be done sitting rather than standing.
Decide which jobs actually need to be done and do any vital things first in case you run
out of steam. Try to leave more than enough time and energy to complete each task.
Hunting for scissors or keys wastes valuable energy, so have special places for these
items and try to keep organized. I keep a small dish on the table by my garage door where
I leave my keys.
Use equipment that will save your energy, such as a wheelchair. Use other people's energy
and try not to feel shy about asking for help. If finance permits, hire people to do
domestic jobs. You can be selective, for example hire someone to dig the garden but you
may be able to do some of the lighter work, such as putting out bedding plants.
Alternate activity and rest. You may well find that you can do more of if you do an
activity in short bursts. If it's hard to make yourself stop, try using a countdown timer
or alarm clock. This will remind you to rest and may help you to avoid doing too
much. Alternate different types of activity, particularly physical and mental tasks, so
as not to overuse your brain, legs, arms or whatever.
Many people find it helpful to keep a diary of their activities. Use it to learn about
your individual illness, how much you are able to do, and what things make your CMP
worse. Listen to your body and respect what it is trying to tell you. Never be afraid
to decline an invitation or visitor or to refuse a request if you are not feeling
well enough. Try to be flexible and change plans according to how well you are. Plan
big events carefully, preparing things in advance so that you can manage your illness as
well as possible. Sometimes it is worth feeling really ill as a result of doing too much,
in order to do something special. It is up to you (and nobody else) to decide whether
a certain activity is worth the recovery period. Learn to be assertive about your needs.
It is easier for those around you if you recognize and respond when you need a rest.
Energy can be thought of as being a bit like money; it is possible to go into
"energy debt" but you will have to pay it back with interest and will feel really
ill. Sometimes this will be unavoidable, but it is a good idea to live within your
"energy budget" most of the time. Continually spending more energy than is available is
a common cause of CMP relapses. Steadily increasing activity regardless of
symptoms can cause long-term deterioration.
When trying out a new activity, start by doing it for a short time that you know you
can manage. If it is OK, experiment with doing it for a bit longer next time,
cautiously testing your limits. Be realistic about your limitations and don't
over-estimate what you can do. It is sometimes recommended that people with CMP should
do only about 80% of what they think they can do. This leaves a bit of leeway
for unpredictability and may actually give the body a better chance of improving.
Although pacing is very important for living with CMP, no one paces well all
the time - don't be too hard on yourself when you don't manage it as well as you had hoped.
Change Negative Thinking
Depression puts a negative spin on everything, including the way you see yourself,
the situations you encounter, and your expectations for the future. But while
depression causes negative thinking, negative thinking also triggers and fuels
depression, causing a vicious cycle that's tough to escape. Making it even tougher is
the fact that our negative thoughts can be so automatic that we're not even aware of them
or that we can choose to control them.
Here are some ways to change negative thinking for the better:
Think outside yourself -
Ask yourself if you'd say what you're thinking about yourself to someone else. If not,
stop being so hard on yourself. Think about less harsh statements that offer
more realistic descriptions.
Keep a "negative thought log" -
Whenever you experience a negative thought, jot down the thought and what triggered it in
a notebook. Review your log when you're in a good mood. Consider if the negativity was
truly warranted. For a second opinion, you can also ask a friend or therapist to go over
your log with you.
Replace negatives with positives -
Review your negative thought log. Then, for each negative thought, write down
something positive. For instance, "My boss hates me. She gave me this difficult report
to complete" could be replaced with, "My boss must have a lot of faith in me to give me
so much responsibility."
Socialize with positive people -
Notice how people who always look on the bright side deal with challenges, even minor
ones, like not being able to find a parking space. Then consider how you would react in
the same situation. Even if you have to pretend, try to adopt their optimism and
persistence in the face of difficulty.
Talk It Over
As human beings, we have a biological need to feel connected to others. Depressed people
need the support of other people even more. On your own, it's difficult to
maintain perspective and sustain the effort required to succeed in treatment. But when
you're depressed, retreating into your shell is more appealing than socializing. The
problem is that social isolation fuels depression and makes it even worse. When
they're alone, depressed people tend to revert to negative, unrealistic thinking, which
only exacerbates feelings of worthlessness, shame, and alienation.
Turn to trusted friends and family members -
In your depressed state, you've probably retreated from your most treasured
relationships. However, it is these relationships that can get you through this tough
time. Communicate your needs to the people you love and trust. Ask for help when you need it.
Join a support group -
Find a group of other people working toward depression recovery. Being with others in
the same boat can go a long way in reducing your sense of aloneness. You can also
encourage each other, give and receive advice on how to cope, and share your experiences.
To find a list of online support groups,
For a worldwide listing of support groups that meet in-person,
See a therapist -
Therapy can help keep you on track with depression recovery. A supportive,
thoughtful therapist can help you work through issues the depression has caused,
change negative ways of thinking, and explore the root of your depression. We all need
the help of someone to talk to from time to time.
Healthy Lifestyle Habits
There is an undeniable link between physical and mental health. Depression can cause
physical symptoms such as aches and pains, frequent illness, weight loss or gain,
and insomnia. But on the flip side, making healthy lifestyle choices can dramatically
improve your mood.
- Regular exercise or light stretching
- Healthy sleep habits
- Daily sunlight
- A nutritious diet
- Avoiding alcohol and drugs
Sex & CMP
A common problem among people with a chronic illness like CMP is a loss of
their desire for sex. A frequent complaint from their partner is that their lover no
longer wants sex. It can sometimes be the other way around. This creates a lot of strain
and can erode the quality of the relationship and obliterate intimacy.
Honest communication is essential. Communicate with your partner and encourage your
partner to communicate with you. Your partner may be afraid because they may feel
selfish for having needs when you are sick. They may be afraid they will hurt you
or exacerbate your symptoms. They may pretend that sex is not important to them to
make you feel better. Encourage your partner to talk you about it honestly.
Sex doesn't mean you have to have intercourse; it encompasses a great deal more than
that. So if intercourse is not possible or desirable for you, it is still possible to
be a healthy sexual being and enjoy your sexuality to the fullest. Try different
positions if one is painful; try different kinds of sex if one form is not possible.
Try placing pillows or padding around the body or under joints may ease pain during sex.
You may achieve additional relief by taking a warm shower before sexual activity or using
a waterbed to relieve pressure on painful joints. Massage with oils helps to relax you
and get you in the mood also.
If you can't have intercourse then try anal, manual or oral. You can masturbate your
lover or masturbate for them. Try different times of the day. Perhaps you have one time
of the day when you feel better than other times of the day. Maybe in the morning or
evening or before you eat. Perhaps you need to schedule your sex in that time period
that you feel better. You can lay close with your lover and coach them along with hot,
sexy talk while they masturbate themselves.
Not only is sex an important part of who we are and of our relationship, but it can
also benefit your illness. Sex is a great pain reliever, because of the endorphins
released when orgasm occurs. The exchange of energy when being sexually intimate can
also provide pain relief. By becoming completely absorbed in the moment and the act
of lovemaking you can temporarily transcend your pain and symptoms. The act of sex
can divert your attention away from your pain and symptoms.
Standing is one of the hardest things on my CMP. I've found that using a
crock-pot makes my life so much easier. All you have to do is throw your ingredients in
the crock-pot and turn it on. Just give the pot an occasional stir and that's all there
is to it. This not only makes cooking a meal so much easier, but it tastes good too!
Another way to relieve the pain of standing is the use of a hand-held shower. This lets
you shower sitting down which can be a godsend when you're short on either energy or
balance! They're also great for bathing pets too.
Bath boards affix on the top of the bathtub across its width to provide a sitting
surface level with the rim. They are usually used with a hand-held shower attachment so
care needs to be taken that users do not scald themselves if there is no supply of water
at a constant temperature. Care also needs to be taken in an unheated bathroom that the
user does not become too cold. Bath boards are a great place to prop a book while you
soak, or just a handy place to keep your shampoo and body soap.
Kitchen timers are great for helping you to remembering things. Get one that is small
enough for you to carry in a pocket, or purse. Another thing I do is to write a note
saying what I'm timing and stick it to the timer. You can time all sorts of things - one
of the best uses I've found is to set it for five minutes when I start running a
bath, otherwise I almost invariably let it run over.
I often wonder how I ever managed before the invention of cordless phones or cell phones.
I have a phone that is small enough to carry in my pocket. Then when I get into
a comfortable position and the phone rings, it's no big deal to answer it!
Having an electric toothbrush makes it about a hundred times easier to brush your
teeth! Instead of a million back and forward motions you just have to move it around to
touch every surface.
Another use I've found for the electric toothbrush is for cleaning the grout in your
shower or tub area. Of course you want to make sure you wait until the brush is no
longer effective for your teeth, then use it to clean the grout in your tub or shower.
Many times I clean my grout as I'm soaking in the tub.
Yes, I know sports are the last thing on your mind, but did you realize that a sports
bottle will let you drink without sitting up? For those of us bedridden some or all of
the time, this can be another thing to help save a little bit of energy.
I've found that a pill box with sections for each day of the week and each time of the
day you need to take pills can be invaluable. These are especially useful if you suffer
from brain-fog and sometimes can't remember if you've taken your pills. I have one with
a built-in timer. This reminds me to get my pills on time without forgetting.
Can & Bottle Openers
Electric can openers are a lifesaver in the kitchen. It's another one of those items
I wonder how I ever lived without. I especially miss them during hurricane season when
we have no power for days or weeks on end.
For opening bottle and jars, I've found those rubber shelf liners to be indispensable.
You know the type, they're made of a sticky mesh-type fabric. Not only are they good
for lining shelves, they're terrific for opening any type of bottle or jar effortlessly.
To make them easier to use I cut them into little rounds or squares.
There are many different variations of reachers and pick-up sticks. Some tools come with
a trigger-like grip, while other tools come with clamping jaws which can be used to
grip items. They're handy for many purposes: reaching things off of store shelves,
picking up clothing or toys from the floor, grabbing the newspaper on the driveway.
Anything that requires you to bend or stretch can be made easier by having one of these
Many of us have limited strength in our arms and torsos making it difficult to use
manual wheelchairs. That's when electric wheelchairs, power chairs and electric carts
become life savers. They enable you to retain your independence by getting you out of
the house effortlessly.
With your doctor's approval, U. S. Medicare should cover 80% of your wheelchair cost.
Your supplemental or secondary insurance often pays any remaining amount that Medicare
did not cover. If Medicare is your secondary insurance carrier, you must first file a
claim with your primary insurance carrier, wait until you are reimbursed by them, and
then file with Medicare with any remaining balance.
There are many types of walkers on the market today. There are the four legged standard
ones made out of aluminum, the four legged rolling ones with seats, and the three
I have found the four legged rolling ones with seats to be the most effective. They
most always come with a handy little storage area to put your hot or cold packs in or
your purse, etc. The seat enables you to sit when you've run out of energy. You'll
never again have to wonder where to sit and rest up.
In most cases U. S. Medicare will cover most of the cost of a walker with your
doctor's prescription. Your supplemental or secondary insurance often pays any
remaining amount that Medicare did not cover.