Three Tips To Choosing The Perfect Cane For Your Loved One To Use After A Lower Body Surgery

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If you have a loved one who is going to have surgery in the near future and will need to walk with a cane for a few months while they recover, it is important to take the time to find a cane that will work well for them. Not all canes are the same, though. The guide below walks you through a few things to take into consideration when purchasing a cane for someone.

Consider the Height of the Cane

The first thing you need to do is to consider the height of the cane that the person will need. Canes come in varying heights and you want to be sure that it is height that they will be able to lean their weight on with ease when they walk. If your loved one has never used a cane before, it is best to get an adjustable cane for them because you can adjust the height of the cane until it is at a height that is comfortable for them to use.

Consider the Base of the Cane

When you purchase a cane, there are canes with slender, pointed bases, some with wide, stubby bases, and some with a large, four-pronged base. If your loved one has never used a cane before, choosing a slender, pointed base may not be a good idea because it could slip out from under them as they are walking. It is best to use a wider or four-pronged base for your loved one to ensure that they get the support they need at all times.

Consider the Grip of the Cane

There are some canes that have no cushioning on the hand grip at all. Using onto a cane requires your loved one to put a lot of pressure on their hand throughout the day and cushioning can help to limit the pain they feel in their hand. Choose a cane that has a cushioned grip that is somewhat thin so that your loved one can still grip the handle with ease.

Choosing the right cane for your loved one will take time. Once you have purchased it, such as from Medi-Rents & Sales Inc, you could always customize it to have a unique look by spray painting it. Be sure to apply painter's tape around the grip and base of the cane so that no paint gets on them because the paint could make them slippery and cause your loved one to fall when they use the cane.


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