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#1 Miaow121

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:06 PM

Hello all,

 

I do hope you can help me. My father, who is not an old man but has severe chronic back pain, find he walks better with a stick/cane. Being still a relatively young man and quite proud, he only likes to use canes that he feels reflect his personality. I bought him a cane with a carved dragon head two years ago and he loved it, and used it for a long time.

 

However, he recently mentioned that using it caused pain in his wrist so he has stopped using it. Can anyone advise on either how to modify this cane so that it provides support for his wrist, or where to purchase another of similar style with inbuilt wrist support? 

 

If anyone makes their own canes and believes they have the answer, I would also love to hear from you!

 

I am hoping to get something in time for Christmas.

 

Thank you in advance for your help!



#2 alador

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 08:10 PM

That's a tough one to answer but I will say this. I too use a can everyday and I find that the length makes a big difference. Using one that is too tall forces your wrist into an uncomfortable position and conversely one too short is bad for the back. Others on here know better than I the proper way to measure and correct the problem. Maybe they can help more.



#3 LilysDad

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:47 PM

The normal rule of thumb is; while standing in your normal upright position, the stick should come to your wrist. I'm not normally in favor of aluminum telescopic canes, however one could be used to experiment to find his best length. Oft times the aluminum ones can be found in resale stores or even for free.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:12 AM

The normal rule of thumb is; while standing in your normal upright position, the stick should come to your wrist. I'm not normally in favor of aluminum telescopic canes, however one could be used to experiment to find his best length. Oft times the aluminum ones can be found in resale stores or even for free.


I agree I had to shorten several store bought stock canes.




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