Of the 6.8 million Americans who use an assistive device to help with their mobility about 70%, or 4.8 million, use a can exclusively. If you need a cane for walking, it is imperative that you choose the right one for you. There are many options especially in terms of materials, from carbon fiber canes to the more traditional wooden canes. Here’s how you can find your comfortable fit.
Height is the Most Important Consideration When Choosing a Cane.
When discussing the right cane for you, the fit will prove to be crucial. The fit of a cane refers to it’s height, which will be in inches of whole and half sizes. A general rule for finding the correct cane height is to measure the user’s height while they are wearing their walking shoes, and then dividing that number by two. The corresponding c