If you own a cane a cane stand is a must-have. A cane stand is not only a convenient place to store your cane when not in use but it can add an asthetic touch to your hallway or bedroom. Placing your cane in a stand will protect the cane from damage and from getting lost. A cane stand is a good place to secure your cane when not in use so you or someone else in your home does not trip over it, causing major injury.
You can get a cane stand to match the décor of your home. Cane stands are made from many different materials from wicker to various types of wood to metal. Many people use cane stands to store thing like umbrellas as well, so you can be sure to find multiple uses for your cane stand.
Walking Cane Tips
When leaning your cane against a flat wall, place it on its head/handle and allow the rubber to touch the wall (as shown here). This grips and prevents your cane from slipping to the floor.
Clean your cane with a simple furniture lemon oil. It is usually obtainable in your local supermarket. Camouflage nicks and scratches in dark wood by touching the spot with a waterproof black or dark brown felt tip pen, then rubbing it with a soft tissue or cloth. It's remarkable how well this works, and it's so simple.
NOTE: If you have a naturally oiled cane, the lemon oil rub is especially helpful in maintaining a soft luster, a clean look, and supple wood.
Any metal on the cane can be kept shiny and clean with a good silver polish. A rouge cloth can be used for touch-up between cleanings. When out in public, ladies, use the strap rather than placing your cane in a shopping basket or on a counter; it's less likely to be stolen.
Never put your cane on the roof of a car while opening the door. This is a very common way to lose your cane. If necessary, place the cane on the hood of the car near the windshield wipers; this way, you'll see the cane before you drive off. Because canes are constantly being dropped, occasionally examine the handle for cracks and looseness. If there is a problem, send it to us to be repaired before it breaks. Occasionally, pieces chip off the wooden handle when the cane is dropped. In most cases, this can be repaired. Call us if you have a problem.
Rubber tips can often be found at Ace Hardware stores or other stores which specialize in do-it-yourself construction. If you ask for rubber tips for the bottom of chairs or tables, you are more likely to find a local source for rubber tips. You will need to know the diameter of the bottom of your cane. Determine this by measuring the wood immediately above the present rubber tip. If your old rubber tip does not come off easily, then cut it with a razor blade. Never glue on a rubber tip. If a rubber tip is too large but it's all you have, then wrap the bottom of the cane with tape to make it bigger.
Straps are placed several inches below the handle for a reason. The strap in only meant to be a convenience to enable you to keep the cane with you when you have nowhere to put your cane. It is possible to get tangled up in your strap if your hand is in it while walking and using your cane. Straps which are permanently applied (#302 strap) can be remove, but will leave an ugly scar if you try to remove the braid which encircles the cane as well as the strap. If you need to remove the strap, simply cut off the loop through which you put your hand and leave the braid in place.
You will appreciate the convenience of having a cane stand nearby! When you walk in the door, sit down at the table, or go to bed, our cane stand will be there to hold your cane in an easily accessible position until you need it again! Choose a stylish and well made cane stand from our impressive collection.
Whether you are using a cane for medical purposes or as a fashion accessory having a cane stand in your home is a must. Cane stands help you keep your cane in a safe, easy to find place, cane stands also keep your cane from being damaged or covered in unsightly scratches.
How do you use the cane? Your caregiver will teach you how to use a cane. The following steps may also help you learn to walk with a cane.
Using your cane to walk on flat floors:
Put the cane about 4 inches (10 cm) to the side of your stronger leg.
Put weight on your stronger side.
Move the cane about 4 inches (10 cm) in front of your stronger leg, bringing your weaker leg forward at the same time.
Using the cane to help keep your weight off your weaker leg, move your stronger leg ahead.
Your heel will be a little beyond the tip of the cane.
Repeat these steps and try to walk straight.
To take care of your cane you should inspect it once a week. Sit down and with a clean cloth wipe off any loose dirt or dust from the cane. As you wipe pay attention to any flaws, cracks or other damage as these should be taken care of right away to avoid injuring yourself. After you have inspected your cane you can put wood polish on it if its wood to get it looking spiffy and like new. To keep your cane safe from damage and to stay safe in your home always put your cane in a cane stand when not in use.
Quad Walking Canes
Here you will find canes that can support your weight so that you are able to keep up the natural flow of walking. Whether you will need the cane temporarily or long-term, we have a quad cane to fit your needs. These quad canes are as affordable as they are helpful, so no one has to do without. See below for many types of quad canes.
If you have any use for a cane, a tourist cane is worth considering. These canes cost less than specialty canes and they provide the same amount of support and assistance while you walk. The traditional style of any one of these canes is appealing to both men and women. Find the perfect one for you here.