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Sizing a Wood Cane/Walking Stick

Sizing a Wood Cane/Walking Stick.

It takes two people to size a cane properly.

The cane/walking stick user should stand upright, in the type of shoes they would normally wear, with their arms hanging naturally at their side.

Another person should turn the cane/walking stick upside down, so the handle is on the floor. 

Placing the stick next to the user, make a small mark on the shaft of the stick level with the bump at the bottom of the wrist bone or where your wrist bends.

Remove the tip.

Using a small saw, cut the stick at this point (the mark you made).

Put the tip back onto the stick.

How Long Should My Wood Cane/Walking Stick Be?

When the user holds the cane/walking stick their arm should be slightly bent.

How to Measure a Cane

Please note that this information is only a guide.

Consult your doctor or physiotherapist if you require specific, medical advice on this matter.