How to Choose a Walking Cane Handle from Walking-Canes.Net
Types and Styles of Walking Cane Handles from Walking-Canes.Net
Lady Lake, Florida (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
How To Choose A Cane Handle from Walking-Canes.Net
Luckily, the variety of cane handles has improved since the days of the shepherd´s staff. Now there are many different types with each having advantages and disadvantages. The basis of how to choose a cane handle depends largely on what the needs are of the cane user. At Walking-Canes.Net one may find many styles of cane handles to choose from.
The user should talk to a health care provider first of all, to know exactly how to choose a cane handle that is best for the condition of the patient. If one has arthritis in your hand or it is simply weak, one may want something like a straight-handled cane, or a T-handle. Knob handles and fancily shaped cane handles such as animal shapes will not give you the proper support if the need is a weight bearing cane.
Here are the types of therapeutic canes that are on the market today. These distinctions will help a cane user decide how to choose a cane handle.
- The Devon handle provides a broad weight-bearing surface with one raised end to prevent the hand from slipping.
- The Derby handle has contours and indentations to allow a firmer grip.
- The York handle has a unique design to keep the hand centered on the grip, and raised ends to prevent hand slippage.
- The Offset handle is simple and easy on the wrist, provides additional balance, but does require a reasonably firm grip.
- The Orthopedic (or Anatomically Correct) handle is designed to fit the natural contour of the hand.
- The Palm Handle provides a weight-bearing surface and conforms to the palm of the hand.
- Knob Handle cane gives good support and is frequently found on many ash or blackthorn type sticks.
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