A cane provides support to the user during the task of walking. It is
particularly useful for individuals who have limited balance or pain when walking.
Canes can be used both indoor and outdoor, however one should
always be aware of rough, wet, slippery and/or uneven surfaces.
The cane is not suitable for mountain climbing or on rough terrain (large
Individuals who have concerns of weak/painful arm or wrist function
and/or visual impairments for example should reconsider the use of a cane and consult a professional for advice before using.
Using a cane improperly could worsen pre-‐existing conditions.
Recommended User Heights*
Non-folding cane 76.2 – 99 cm (30” to 39”) – Average user height 1.5 m to 2 m (4′ 10″ to 6′ 6″)
*Recommended user heights are estimates only. Body proportions differ between people and these differences will affect the functional user height of the cane.