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Glossary: walking aid
A generic name given to a variety of tools to be held in the hand and used for support in walking, where the stick is usually held in the stronger hand. In addition to their use for people with weakened muscles, walking sticks also have become widely used by hikers, and have a limited association with Orthadox eccleasiastical bishops.
The branch of medicine concerned with the preservation and restoration of the muscular and skeletal systems in the body.