[nfb-talk] cane advice?
Powers, Terry (NIH/NCI) [E]
Terry.Powers at nih.gov
Tue Jun 24 11:49:36 UTC 2014
My answer is, different strokes for different folks. It all depends on how you use your cane and your health condition. If you just use a cane for assisting you in getting you where you want to go, than a lite weight cane should be fine for you. I use a heavy duty cane, because I have orthapeatic problems and when stepping down curbs, I lean on my heavy duty cane for support. If you are going to the NFB National Convention, try out some other types of canes, at the NFB store, before making a change.
I have tried 2 other brands of canes, in my life, but have gone back to my heavy duty, Gaulf Pride handle, each time.
From: Tom via nfb-talk [mailto:nfb-talk at nfbnet.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:30 AM
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Subject: [nfb-talk] cane advice?
I'd like to ask what you think about certain canes, mainly the telescopic canes. I use them but am finding that I'm not very sure of them or myself when I'm walking because they seem to want to collapse on me at the worst time. I fear tightening them too much because I don't want the bottom joint to come out or damage.
I don't know if this is normal for these canes but I have had two now and seem to find the same issues.
Any advice or ideas? I was told these would be the best canes to use because they were easy to use and store but I want to know.
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