The correct cane length is the key to safe use and better mobility. Many models of canes are adjustable, but it is still helpful to know what the proper length should be.
An estimate of the proper cane length can be made by dividing an individual’s height by two. For most persons, the right sized cane is within one inch of half their height. This guideline can be applied if the user is not available for an actual measurement. If you are not sure, error on the side of ordering a longer vs. shorter length since a wooden cane/stick can always be shortened, but never lengthened. If needed, a local hardware store can often cut your cane if you accidentally order it too long.
These are sizing options typically work well for our customers: