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Canes are among the most common mobility aids on the market. They are readily available and relatively cheap, making them the first solution many people turn to for their mobility issues. Unfortunately, that $20 round-handled cane from the local drugstore may cause you more problems than it solves. The wrong cane handle can put stress on your wrist, and if your cane is too short or too tall, it will only make things worse. When choosing a cane, you will want to consider several factors to help you find the walking aid that is right for you.
The right cane can make your life a lot easier. As long as you consider all the necessary factors, you are sure to enjoy your new walking aid!
One of the first things to consider when choosing a cane is just what type of cane you would like to use. Standard canes, or single-tip canes, are those with only one cane tip that touches the ground. Quad canes, also called quad-point canes, broadbased canes, or four legged canes, are built to be sturdier and feature four cane tips. Think about why you need a cane, and what will best assist you in your daily activities.
Whichever cane you choose, be sure to consider every aspect of how you will use it and why you need it. Then you can be certain you've made the right choice to keep you safe and mobile.
Canes and walkers serve a similar purpose. Many people who use one will also use another. Here are some reasons you might use a cane:
For others, a walker is a better solution. Here are some reasons you may want to get a walker:
Many people opt to have both a cane and a walker. Walkers can be difficult to use outside over uneven surfaces or through very narrow hallways. Canes do not provide the same level of security for someone who lives alone or is very uneasy. Both canes and walkers are fairly inexpensive, so it may be best to get both and decide which aid or aids fit your needs the best.
Buying a new cane can be difficult, whether it's your first cane or your thirtieth. Luckily, there are only a few main points to remember. Bear these in mind while shopping, and you will soon be on your way to safe, effective, stable support.
Bear these in mind when cane shopping and you can be certain that your mobility aid will keep you safe for a long time to come.
There are many different types of cane handles out there, and each type is optimized for different purposes. Are you looking for a handle that makes your cane easy to tuck away when you want your hands free? Or one that provides better support? Do you have weak fingers that need a thicker handle, or a more comfortable palm grip? Whatever your needs, you are sure to find a type of cane handle that fills them.
Folding seat canes are becoming wildly popular and for good reason – they are one of the most practical mobility devices you can get! What is a seat cane you may ask? Well, it is just what it sounds like - a cane that can be transformed into a seat! Great for ball games and long lines, you never have to worry about standing for long periods of time. Seat canes come in two main styles – tripod seats and sling seats. For a tripod seat cane, a handle allows two additional legs to unfold and support a sitting platform. The user sits with the cane handle between their legs. Be careful not to sit backwards, or the seat may tip over! For a more ladylike solution, there are sling seat canes. This type of seat cane allows you to walk with a two pronged base. When ready, you release the two folded legs and plant all four on the ground. A fabric sling is then strung between the two sides to create a comfortable seat. When choosing between seat canes, here are a few considerations:
If you've just bought your first cane, then you may be asking yourself, "How exactly am I supposed to use this thing?" Canes are meant to take the weight off of one leg and provide relief to the muscles, so using your cane the proper way is vital.
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