When you are measuring for a walking cane, you should have two people on hand: the person who will be using the cane as well as another person to help measure. Considering body size while measuring for a walking cane is the key to better mobility and safe use. Canes are not meant to bear the full amount of weight that you put on your legs, as is a crutch, but are helpful in providing extra balance.
To find the right length of cane for a specific user:
1. Make sure you are wearing your normal walking shoes.
2. Stand naturally upright as you usually do.
3. Let your arms fall to the side, with the normal, relaxed bend at the elbow.
4. Now is where the other person comes in. Have them use a tape measure or yard stick to measure the distance from your wrist joint (the bottom crease of your wrist) down to the floor.
If you are purchasing a cane for someone else, and don’t have that individual available, you can estimate the right measuring for a walking cane. For almost everyone, the perfect size for a cane will be within one inch of half their height. This of course isn’t the most correct way of measuring for a walking cane, but is rather a rough estimate. Keep in mind that the cane can always be shortened, but never made longer.
So, for example, a 5’6” person has a height of 66 inches. Divide that in half = 33 inches. So the estimated measuring for a walking cane that would fit that person is 33 inches.
Always choose the right thickness and material of cane for the user’s weight. Wooden canes are heavier, and heavier canes can bear the weight and easily be wielded by heavier people.
If you are immobile for any reason you will find the mobility aids here to get you back on track. Our walking canes come in so many styles and colors that you are sure to find the walking cane to suit your lifestyle perfectly. Check out our orthopedic walking canes, specialty canes, standard crook canes, and more.
Walking Canes With Style
For walking canes with style check out our fab selection. We carry everything from orthopedic walking canes to ebony walking canes, adjustable canes to blind canes. So whatever your needs you know you will find quality, selection and service right here in one place. For the very best in walking canes with style check out this terrific selection.
Orthopedic Walking Canes
For those with limited mobility due to loss or lack of normal ability to yourself around independently our orthopedic walking canes are solution to take some control back. These orthopedic walking canes are designed especially to your needs. Orthopedic walking canes come in various styles to you can choose the one that is right for your needs.
Costa Rican Canes
There are many types of canes. Costa Rican Canes are a popular cane because of its exotic look and sturdy functionality. You will find a variety of Coast Rican canes to suit your style and needs. Check out all our canes on the home page for more selection.
Asian Walking Canes
Asian Walking Canes are made from beautiful hardwood similar to hickory harvested in the forests of Asian Region. These attractive and sturdy canes ensure that you will have a safe trip and make a lasting impression when you arrive. You will be able to choose from a variety of Asian walking canes to suit all your needs.
Animal Walking Canes
If you have a passion for dogs, ducks or rabbits you will love our Animal Walking Canes. These eclectic walking canes are sturdy and functional while making you smile each time you use these beautifully crafted pieces. Animal walking canes are a great gift at holidays or anytime for the special person in your life.
Silver Walking Canes
Our silver handled walking canes are just the thing for any special occasion. You will love both our smooth silver and carved silver walking canes. Silver walking canes are a great accent to family functions or as gifts any time of the year. You will be pleased with the quality and selection of these silver walking canes that fit just the image you had in mind.
Our Shooter Canes are high quality folding canes with strap and nylon tip. White shaft is covered with 3M™ reflector tape for night visibility. High Quality Aircraft grade aluminum shaft. White cane for the visually impaired, universal symbol and mobility tool. This is also known as the "shooter" stick
Bamboo canes are lightweight but durable. Expect to use our bamboo canes for easy strolls, when you do not need to put a lot of weight on them. We have a great variety of handy styles for successful walking, with added support and comfort. Our bamboo canes are stylish and classy!