Category Archives: Selecting The Correct Walking Stick

Answers to selecting the most appropriate walking cane for your needs

Measuring For a Walking Stick

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.