As age advances, every elderly person faces difficulty in walking, climbing stairs and moving around. If left unnoticed, this walking disability might leads to falls, fractures and total immobility. Elderly citizens are always fearful of tripping and falling. This is due to many reasons- obesity, infirmity and senior medical conditions like arthritis, diabetes, orthopaedic issues etc. The best way to reassure them is by preventing falls as much as possible. This can be done by encouraging them to use walking canes.
Walking canes are not just for the crippled or the wounded. Elders must use walking canes to
Seniors who are conscious of their image can be convinced to use custom walking canes which are specially designed to suit their personality.
Waling Canes were a status symbol and part of men's fashion in the Victorian Era. Many English novels including Arthur Conan Doyle's' Sherlock Holmes make a mention of fashionable canes. Custom walking canes have their shaft handles designed in various styles such as a
Walking Canes come in 3 types
Buying the cane of the right height is very crucial as a short one makes the user slump while a tall one does not give the right support. To get the cane fitted at the right height, seniors should stand erect wearing their shoes with their arms at the sides so that the top of the cane will match the crease at the wrist. The right cane will not be of a height 6 inches more than your mid-section and will allow your arm to be at a 45˚ while holding its handle.
When used rightly, the walking cane reduces the risk of falls by offering a wide support at the base and improves balance. It also decreases weight on the lower joints and thus enables free movement.
The cane is the staff of support for most seniors and their walking companion too. Encourage elders to use canes by educating them about their benefits in helping them have an active retirement age.
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