If you have general poor mobility, co-ordination and balance then a quad cane is the perfect choice for you.
Similar to a standard cane, the four small feet that extend from the base of the stick give you greater support and stability than a normal cane when walking.
Lightweight aluminium design
Four point rubber ferrule base
Simple e-clip height adjustment from 72cm – 98cm (28″ – 39″) allows adaptability for different users
Swan shaped curved neck on shaft allows user to place weight directly over stick and through to base for increased safety
Wide base support which offer you good stability – reduces the risks of falls
Free standing which means it is always in easy reach by your side when sitting
Strong lightweight aluminium design
Wider base encourage a slower gait or walking pattern which help reduce the risk of accidents or falls
Offset swan shaped curved neck on shaft allows user to place weight directly over stick and through to base for increased safety. This reduces the stress and fatigue through your wrist and hand when using.
A little on the heavy side for some users with limited strength
Small Base – as shown ( 14cm x 14cm / 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ )
So there you have it, 10 of the best walking canes and sticks for men 2019. If you feel you need a little extra support when mobilising there are lots ofdifferent mobility aids availableto choose from such as walker zimmer frames, 3 wheel walkers, 4 wheel walkersand mobility scooters, all designed to help you get safely around.
In addition, there are lots of different chair exercisesyou can do to keep both your joints flexible and maintain the strength in your legs when you are sat down. These exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls.
Things to Consider when choosing Walking Canes or Sticks
1. What is the maximum user's weight ?
All walking canes and sticks will have a maximum user weight, so it’s a good idea to check before purchasing.
2. Do you want an adjustable cane or stick ?
Adjustable canes and sticks are extendable in two ways – either by a telescopic twist mechanism, that allows you to finely tune the height of your cane, or an adjustable pin mechanism that extends in small increments.
3. Do you want a foldaway cane or stick ?
If you don’t need a walking aid all the time, then a foldaway cane or stick is a good option. Folding walking canes or sticks are ideal if you want to compact them to store away in a bag or briefcase ( often they can fold down to 10-12 inches in size ).These types of canes and sticks seem to be growing in popularity. Many have their own wrist strap attached and a carrying case.
4. What kind of material do you want your cane made of ?
Some people prefer the traditional feel of wood, whilst others prefer metal and carbon fibre canes and sticks, which tend to be stronger than wooden ones. Also, carbon fibre ones are more lightweight than a conventional wooden cane or stick.
5. What type of walking cane or stick handle is best ?
Walking canes and stick handles come in a variety of styles and shapes, so it is important to consider what suits you best. You have the conventional crook handle design, T shape handles or swan neck design.
For people with a weak grip or painful joints, or arthritic fingers a fischer style would be suitable.Fischer sticks are essentially a mould of your palm spreading the person’s weight across the palm of their hand. They come in either left-handed or right-handed designs, depending on which hand you use them in.
How to measure your cane or stick to ensure it’s the correct height
Making sure that that your walking cane or stick is the correct height for you is the key to safe use, improved mobility and lessens the risk of injuries occurring.
Many models of canesare adjustable, but it is still helpful to set your cane or stick to the correct height from the start.
Step 1: The correct positioning for the user
The user should stand upright wearing footwear they would normally wear for walking in, with their arms relaxed (with a slight normal bend of the elbows), and by their side.
Step 2: Measure the walking cane or stick
Measure the distance from the crease line of your wrist to the floor. This is the correct height that your cane or stick should be (from the top of the handle to the underneath part of the rubber tip or ferrule).
Cut or adjust the cane or stick to the correct height you need.
Note – non-adjustable canes and sticks may need to be cut down to the correct size.
An estimate of the proper cane length can be made by dividing an individual’s height by two. For most persons, the right sized cane is within one inch of half their height. This guideline can be applied if the user is not available for an actual measurement.
How to walk correctly using your cane or stick
Tips for using walking canes and sticks for men
There are lots of helpfultips and adviceto help keep you safe when you are using your cane or stick.
Tip 1. Walking with your cane or stick
If you’re using one stick, it goes on the same side as the stronger leg and moves when the weaker leg does. If you’re using two sticks, you either move them both together with the weaker leg or move them in turn together with the opposite leg.
They not only come in different sizes but also a variety of styles and colours to suit you. It is important to check regularly your rubberferrule (rubber tip) on the base of your cane to ensure that it has not worn down.
Cane holders are ideal when out and about and you need to place your walking stick down. TheCane Holders attach to your walking stick just below the handle, allowing you to rest it against a surface without your cane slipping and falling to the ground.
Walking cane and stick wrist straps give you added security and support when out and about. These wrist straps keep the cane or stick attached to your wrist, and are easy to grab when needed.
It is also an ideal way of preventing the cane or stick from slipping away from you, especially if you have a weaker grip. An inexpensive, but essential accessory, thesewrist straps bring new life to your walking cane or stick.
Lights can be easily attached to the walking cane or stick to ensure that your path ahead is illuminated. This is especially useful for someone with poor vision, or when walking in subdued or dimly lit areas, helping to prevent falls and trips.
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