Hi, im struggling more and more to get out and about due to arthritis in my hip. I currently use two walking sticks, which do help with some balance. I also have epilepsy and the side effects can leave me quite clumsy and i have fallen over whilst waiting in queues. Unfortunately when tried to get a self referral to the physio dept in my local town i found that has been stopped due to the covid situation, which i can understand.
What i am thinking about is some kind of wheeled mobility aid to get me out and walking more. Im in the house practically all week. I know that these and all kinds of walking aids can be purchased online, but i want to talk to a professional about this to get the best advice. It is now affecting my mental health, im more depressed at not getting out. Now with the cold weather setting in it is even worse. Is my GP the first person to go to?