Walking canes are used for various reasons. You may use or know someone who may need to use a walking cane to assist in balance, widen the base of support, and actually decrease weight bearing on a lower extremity. Knowing how to properly use a walking cane will better aid in these functions.
Following are the appropriate ways to walk with a walking cane:
For whatever reasons you are using a walking cane always be sure to check your cane regularly for any damaged, missing or loose parts. Keeping your walking cane in good condition will ensure that you have a safe trip every time.