Choosing the Grip
The first step in choosing the right cane for you is to choose the proper grip. This is a matter of personal preference. We have the standard Fritz and Darby handles, and we also offer Palm Grips. If you have trouble grasping with your fingers — because of arthritis or other joint pains — you might prefer a larger grip.
Checking the Fit
Ensuring proper fit of your cane is important. If your cane is too long, you'll need to work harder to pick it up and move it. If it's too short, you might lean to one side, which can throw you off balance.
- Check your elbow bend. With the cane in your hand, your elbow should bend at a comfortable angle, about 15 degrees. You might bend your elbow slightly more if you're primarily using the cane for balance.
- Check your wrist height. With your arm hanging straight down at your side, the top of your cane should line up with the crease in your wrist.