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 dependent on a walking stick to aid mobility we strongly advise you seek professional advice to the length, style and strength of the walking stick you require in relation to your height and needs.

Measuring for a walking stick
Measuring for a walking stick