Walking canes may be classified as one of the earliest mobility aids. Yet, the look of these centuries old walking aids has evolved significantly from their appearance as medical apparatus. Walking canes come in hundreds of different styles, shapes and sizes today. Although there are many different types of canes all canes have similar components. At the top of the cane is the handle or grip. When we look at the different types of Mobility Aids For The Elderly, there are many different types and styles of grips. It is important that the grip fits well and feels comfortable when walking. Folding canes are growing in popularity and selection. They can fold into less than 10 to 12 inches in length and can be easily stored in a purse or briefcase. Many folding models come with their own wrist strap, removable rubber tip and carrying case that looks like a fine quality cosmetic bag. Most of these walking canes are made of lightweight aluminium or metal and are height adjustable. There are many accessories to assist in their comfort and usefulness, and they come in many different colors and finishes.
Walking equipment is usually used for one of two purposes: as part of a rehabilitation programs when the user is recovering from an injury or operation; or as a long-term aid to mobility when the user has a permanent difficulty with walking. The rehabilitation process is a gradual progression towards independent and unassisted walking and may commence with the use of one kind of walking aid to give confidence before progressing to another walking aid. The ultimate aim of a rehabilitation programs is to walk independently, without walking equipment. Sometimes, complete recovery is not possible or they may have an illness or disability that permanently affects the legs, balance or coordination. In these situations, mobility equipment may be required for long-term use, and to ensure that the appropriate device is selected.
Canes, also known as walking canes, are just one of several assistive devices available to help with ambulation, or walking. Using a walking cane improves balance by increasing a person’s base of support. When used correctly, canes unload the leg opposite to the hand the cane up to twenty five percent. This can help keep pressure off of injured body parts or allow for optimal healing to occur while still allowing to get around safely. There are different categories of Tripod Walking Cane on the market today, each providing a slightly different amount of assistance. Walking canes are used to provide walking assistance for those with problems of balance or with weakness or pain in their hip, leg or foot. A walking cane can instead be a fashion accessory or carried as a defensive weapon.
With attractive colors and a soft foam grip, this cane with offset handle is stylish, comfortable and functional. As an added bonus, a handy wrist strap attached to the handgrip will ensure that always in reach of the cane when need it. The handle is ergonomically designed to reduce hand pressure allowing for increased stability, while the foam grip ensures added comfort. The handle adjusts from 28.5″ to 38.5″ in height and locks securely thanks to a metal lock-nut silencer. The sturdy, 1″ diameter anodized, extruded aluminium tube construction can withstand a 300 pound weight capacity.
Features of walking canes
- Comes standard with wrist strap
- Ergonomically designed handle with soft Foam Grip provides comfort and security
- Handle height adjusts from 28.5″ to 38.5″
- Manufactured with sturdy, 1″ diameter anodized, extruded aluminium tubing
- Metal (lock nut) silencer