Three points for the elderly to buy a cane
The cane is a good partner for the elderly.
However, some old people feel that the cane is not easy to use, and even refused to use it because it fell.
Therefore, the suitability of the cane is also the key.
First, the handle of the cane should not be too slippery, and the bottom must have a bottom pad that is non-slip.
Under normal circumstances, if the elderly are not too bad, you can choose the cane of the foot, but if the elderly have poor balance, or have a history of stroke, arthritis or leg injury, poor support, etc., it is best to chooseMulti-legged to enhance the support of the body.
Second, the material and weight of the cane are also very important.
The cane is heavy, and it will be laborious to use; it is light, and there is a feeling of ignorance.
I feel that the use is not practical enough.
Therefore, it is advisable to choose a kind of stick that has a sense of calmness in your hand, such as solid wood or a thick bamboo stick.
Third, the length of the cane is very important.
Too long or too short will make the support point unnatural: high, severely inclined, it is easy to cause the old man to step on the foot; if it is low, it must bend over and bend forward, and it is uncomfortable to walk.
The most appropriate height of the cane should be that the person is standing directly above, and when the hands are naturally drooping, the height of the cane from the flat to the skin between the wrist and the horizontal stripes.