I bought this can for my mother, who suffers from rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. She also has two new hips, and relies on the aid of a cane to get around. Her previous cane was stolen around the Holiday season, while she was grocery shopping. She LOVES this cane. It is light, easy to adjust, and it's ability to fold for transport is extremely helpful. It also comes with it's own pouch for storing/transport.