Canes can be very helpful as walking aids for people with difficulty with balance, stability, or mobility. Walking Canes provide you with an additional point of contact with the ground, which can improve strength and support the user’s weight. Canes are also helpful in reducing stress on the joints of the lower body, such as the knees, hips, and ankles, by redistributing weight and providing a source of support.
There are many different types of canes that you can choose, such as single-point, quad, and folding, each designed to meet specific needs.
- Single-point canes are suitable for people who need light support and stability, while quad canes offer more stability and are ideal for those who require additional support.
- Folding canes are helpful for people who need a walking cane only occasionally or while traveling, as they are easy to store away during your journey.
Choosing the proper cane type and adjusting it to the appropriate height is essential to ensure maximum benefit and comfort. A healthcare professional or physical therapist can guide you on correctly selecting and using a cane.