Canes are not intended to be used like a crutch for full weight bearing. It's important you match your cane to your body type.
An important consideration in choosing a cane is to match the cane with the user's body size, so that the cane becomes the key to better mobility and safety for the user. Canes are not designed to substitute for bearing all the weight you normally would on your legs, such as crutches but to provide you with an extra foot on the ground for balance. The cane adds a third point of ground contact that alters the bio mechanics of walking to affect balance, relieve painful joints and provide stability to the user.
- Grip the cane in hand on your "strong" side so it provides support to the opposite lower limb.
- Take a step with the "weak" leg and move the cane forward at the same time.
- Lean your weight through the arm gripping the cane as needed.
- Ensure the weak leg leg assumes the first step, which holds the most weight, on level surfaces
- The walking cane should be moved around 1 1/2 feet forward with each move.
Canes are intended to help with a users balance. A cane size is designed to be proportionate to a cane users body size. The cane's shaft size, handle size and construction are factors in determining a cane users size.
You can rest assured that all of our canes are durable and of high quality. All of the canes that we sell pass our high quality standards. In fact many canes out there do not meet our standards and we do not sell them.