If you have sustained an injury, feel pain in your leg, or simply need assistance with walking, canes can help you get around quicker with less pain. One concern that many people face when they begin using a cane to walk is feeling self-conscious about the way they look. Fortunately, there are so many different walking canes available on the market that you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort. Many designers make fashionable walking canes that provide plenty of support and look great.
When you are in need of a cane, it's important to choose one that complements your body type. There are a few different types of canes you can choose from depending on your height, weight, and how much pain you feel. If you are just looking for light support, then a regular cane will meet your needs. The next type is the quadripod cane, which has four short legs on the bottom for more support. The crutch is used if you have an injury and can't put any weight on one leg. A pick up frame is designed for people with limited movement abilities, and it can support a lot of weight.
Most people will just need a simple walking stick to ease their pain and make walking easier. While canes that can support larger weight such as the quadripod are strictly functional, simple walking sticks are made in a variety of materials and designs. There are so many different fashionable walking canes to choose from that you might be wondering which one is right for your height and how to use it. In general, your cane should reach up to your wrist when you are standing straight. It will make it easy to both lean on your cane when you need support, and comfortably hold on to it when you are standing straight.
While fashionable walking canes look great, you still need to make sure that they are right for your needs since your comfort is the number one priority when shopping for a walking stick. Grips and stoppers should not be worn out, and you should be able to comfortably grasp your cane. It should not feel slick or uncomfortable to hold. Don't use your cane on the side where you feel pain. Use it in your other hand on the side where you don't feel any pain. Your fingers and thumb should not overlap when you are holding your cane. Using walking canes is easier than you think. You'll quickly learn what feels comfortable for you and how to hold it according to the way you walk.
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