Canes

"\u003Cp\u003ECanes can be used for many injuries and medical conditions, as they assist with balance and stability. A cane is helpful in steadying gait and taking pressure off an injured or affected extremity.\u0026nbsp;Canes can be wooden, aluminum, or steel and are available in a variety of styles:\u003C\/p\u003E\r\n\r\n\u003Cul\u003E\r\n\t\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003ETraditional\u003C\/strong\u003E canes are candy-cane-shaped\u003C\/li\u003E\r\n\t\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EOffset\u003C\/strong\u003E canes have a handle that extends forward before coming back and centring the hand over the base of the cane\u003C\/li\u003E\r\n\t\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EDerby-style\u003C\/strong\u003E canes resembles a walking stick.\u0026nbsp;\u003Cstrong\u003EFolding\u003C\/strong\u003E canes\u0026nbsp;are often available in this style.\u003C\/li\u003E\r\n\t\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EQuad\u003C\/strong\u003E canes\u0026nbsp;have 4 small legs at the base to increase stability or to reduce the amount of dependence on the cane in cases where the user in in the process of rehabilitation.\u003C\/li\u003E\r\n\u003C\/ul\u003E\r\n"

Canes can be used for many injuries and medical conditions, as they assist with balance and stability. A cane is helpful in steadying gait and taking pressure off an injured or affected extremity. Canes can be wooden, aluminum, or steel and are available in a variety of styles:

  • Traditional canes are candy-cane-shaped
  • Offset canes have a handle that extends forward before coming back and centring the hand over the base of the cane
  • Derby-style canes resembles a walking stick. Folding canes are often available in this style.
  • Quad canes have 4 small legs at the base to increase stability or to reduce the amount of dependence on the cane in cases where the user in in the process of rehabilitation.