Walking sticks have been used for a long while. From time immemorial. Walking sticks have metamorphosed to become prized possessions and not just a preserve for the elderly or the maimed. In this world of today, there are so many different kinds of walking canes used for many different purposes. Some tips to help you pick out a walking stick that suits you are as per below:
Choose one according to your taste and fits you Know how tall you are when you have shoes on and also when you are upright. Consider your height from your wrist downwards, this is the length of the walking stick you should purchase. If you have an already existing cane in the house, use this to determine the length of cane you should buy. Whatever the need for the walking cane is, this is how you can determine the length you need.
Research appropriately. You will get good information that will be very beneficial in your search when you go online. Reviews will give you a good idea about a certain walking stick you are considering to buy. The styles and shapes are varied but if you are following a prescription from a doctor, you already know what options you are open to. There are a ton of walking sticks that are for luxury or fashion, you will find them online and you can choose what makes you happy.
It is vital to put in mind the can handle. Cane handle also comes in different sizes. Again if it’s under prescription, it is always advisable to go along with the doctor’s recommendations. If for cosmetic use, then there are different handles in the market, derby, fritz, offset, ergonomic, contoured, round, palm grip or ball. Reviews say that ergonomic is widely used as it reduces pain even after being used for a while.
The part of the stick that easily gets worn out is the tip. The tip is helps in steadying the cane mostly when it touches the ground. The grip you will get on the floor will depend on the kind of tip on your walking stick. The rubber tip has received numerous praise from across the globe due to its feature of firmness.
Consider also what material the walking stick is made of. There are different types of material used and they include metal, carbon fiber and wood. In this category the carbon fiber is the strongest material, is ultra-lightweight, indestructible and is suitable for rigorous use.
The design of the cane is just as important. A standard cane made only for stability, has but one tip. There is also the quad cane and seat cane in this category, the seat cane is popular because they are compact and very practical.