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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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