When looking at our walking cane or stick at walkingcanesticks.com, how do you choose the walking stick that’s right and suitable for you or someone else? Here are a few things to consider when choosing a walking stick:
1. Our sticks and canes are not medical aids
The walking sticks and canes in our range are not certified medical walking aids. Please consult your doctor to find out what kind of stick you need. Or if you are buying for somebody else, try to find out whether they need a normal walking stick or a special one.
2. Recommended Height
When the handle reaches the wrist bone, the walking stick is at the recommended length.
3. Is the stick for occasional or heavy use?
Please see the ‘6.walking stick handles’ guide below.
4. Natural wood, patterned, coloured or decorated?
Now, this is were the decisions start! We have a massive choice of both natural and decorative walking sticks and its down to personal preference.
5. Which type of handle?
The anatomically shaped handles are available in both left and right hand styles. These handles are incredibly comfortable and are designed to fit the palm of the hand. This is a good handle choice for someone who uses a walking stick all of the time especially to lean on with their full weight.
- Crook handled sticks are designed to hook over the arm when not in use to free the hands, as are the Derby canes.
- The folding walking sticks have a wrist cord for this purpose.
- Metal Handled walking sticks are for those who need a reliable grip that will promote confidence in the user.
- Handcarved Top Handles are more decorative than practical and are more for the collector or as a gift idea for occasional use.
- Thumbsticks and Knobsticks are a taller stick designed for the user to rest the thumb of their outstretched arm for balance and to lean on.
6. Walking Sticks Handle
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