For many, a walker is a natural progression from a walking stick. You may find you’ve been leaning increasingly heavier on your stick, and the extra weight may be causing shoulder or hand pain. Or, you may feel that you’re not as steady as you were, and your trusty stick in now insufficient. Walkers feel more substantial, and will make you feel steadier. They can be used indoors as well as outdoors, however, because they’re slightly larger than sticks, they can be trickier to manoeuvre in smaller spaces. On the other hand, the larger size means that some models also have storage or seats built in, to help with shopping or to take a rest every now and then while out and about. Like walkers, walking frames offer greater stability than sticks, and can be used both indoors and outdoors.