Many people are going to need to use a walking cane at some point in their life. It might be because they have injured themselves and need to use one temporarily. Other people need to use one because of mobility impairments. Whatever the reason there are many people who are trying to find the right wood canes.
Picking the right cane can be daunting, especially for people who don’t really want one because they think they are too young or they don’t want to admit they need the help. Trying to find one that fits right can be hard because there are a lot of things to take into consideration.
One thing that people don’t think about when they are choosing a new cane is that walking canes can actually be very stylish. Many canes are made not only with functionality in mind but also with style in mind. Hand carved walking canes are just one example of that.
A person who uses a walking cane that has been hand carved shows that they have true style. One benefit of using hand carved walking canes is that they can be customized. It’s possible to find a carpenter who makes walking canes and ask them to make one. A person who does this can pick the wood they want and the style they want. There are also several websites where a person can order custom walking canes.
Another thing to keep in mind is the size. Walking canes are not one size fits all. A person who is using a cane that is the wrong size can cause themselves a lot of pain. The perfect fit for a cane is one that allows the user to keep their elbow just slightly bent. A straight arm can cause the elbow to be damaged. There are some canes that are adjustable by height. That makes it easy for the user to fit the cane to their exact height. Hand carved walking canes can be easily adjusted by taking a little of the end of the cane as needed.
The user should also keep in mind how sturdy they need their cane to be. Men generally need a sturdier cane than women do. Canes, especially carved walking canes, are made in varying thicknesses, making it easy for a person to find one that seems sturdy to them.
There are many styles of grips. The traditional canes have a C grip. That means that they have a curve on top, like a shepherd’s crook. They are most common in carved walking canes. Canes also come with a T grip. That means that the handles is a straight line at the top, like the top of a T. Handles can also be right handed or left handed.
People who need more stability might need a quad cane. That’s a cane that has one shaft but four feet. They are more stable than a cane with only one foot for someone who is very unstable on their feet or has serious mobility impairment.
There are many choices when it comes time to pick a cane. One option is to choose one of the many walking canes and combine style and function in one handy package.