Walking Aids

Here, you'll find the answer to the most common questions surrounding walking aids with the assistance of Independent Living Help. With this, you can clarify exactly how to choose the walking aids for you.

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The handle of your cane should reach your wrist bone. You can check by standing upright, wearing your usual walking shoes, and measuring the distance from the floor to your wrist bone.

The correct way to use a cane is to hold it on your 'good' side, then take a step with your 'poor' side. Bring the cane forward at the same time as this. The cane and your 'poor' leg should move together.

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