Most people know that a cane is a device that provides support to people who have lost some or all of their ability to walk. But canes may also be used as a crutch, to support your weight, or even prevent you from falling over if needed. Canes are one of the most important mobility aids available at Everything Medical!
Canes play an important role in many people's lives-whether you use one yourself or someone you know has recently started using one, they must know all of the benefits associated with using a cane. The following list outlines some of the most popular reasons that people choose to use walking canes:
- To reduce pain and pressure on the lower back
- To provide additional support during walking
- To improve balance and stability
- To reduce falls and further injury to bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments in the legs and feet
While it may seem like a small issue to some people, not knowing about all of the benefits of using a cane could lead to further issues that don't need to be there. So if your loved one is looking into purchasing a cane or you're wondering why he's thinking about adding one to his collection, you should discuss all of the reasons mentioned above so that everyone can benefit from their use.
If your loved one suffers from joint pain in their legs, ankles, knees, hips, or feet then a cane can help them to reduce the pain that they feel. By placing pressure on the ground through their cane instead of putting weight directly on their leg joints it allows for less stress and pressure to be put onto the area which will result in an overall decrease in pain experienced.
If your loved one has a difficult time maintaining balance while standing or walking a cane can help them to maintain their balance and prevent themselves from falling. A walker can keep someone who lacks stability upright by providing additional support but doesn't provide any lateral support as canes do. This means that people who lack balance would benefit most from using both devices together because they would then be able to prevent themselves from falling forward or backward and maintain their balance.
If your loved one has a difficult time getting up to walk out of a chair or standing after sitting down for a long period of time without using his leg muscles he may fall when trying to do either of those things. By using a cane it prevents you from falling because the wooden stick can provide stability and support while getting up or moving around which will make it much more likely that you won't fall over as easily.
Purchasing a cane can be tricky, but we're here to help. Browse our selection of canes and other mobility aids below or give us a call at (877)-221-3633 to speak with one of our helpful staff members. We'll answer any questions you may have and help you select the best walking cane for your needs!