For the comfortable use of a walking stick or cane it is important to select the correct length.
Key Tips in determining the correct length for general use are:
- Firstly ensure you wear your normal footwear when determining the measurement.
- Secondly, stand near a wall for support.
- Have someone available to take the measurements. Alternatively, use a long brush handle as a measuring guide.
- Measure from the crease on the wrist to the floor see diagram – This is the length you will need in a walking stick.
If you are dependant on a walking stick to aid mobility we strongly advise you seek professional advise to the length,style and strength of the walking stick you require in relation to your height and needs.