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Canes: make sure your cane/walking stick is the correct height

Discussion in 'Post Surgery Information' started by Jamie, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Jamie

    Jamie ADMINISTRATOR Administrator
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    Member Since:
    Mar 24, 2008
    United States United States
    Be wise to continue to use the canes to help you until you achieve a good gait. It will make things easier for you.

    If you find yourself leaning over towards the cane, be sure to check that its length is proper for your height. Here is a guideline to be sure the cane length is correct:

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    Turn the cane upside down and put the handle on the floor
    Stand with your arms at your sides
    The tip of the cane should be at the level of your wrist.
    You might be more comfortable 1" shorter or 1" taller.
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