Guidelines for the Use, Storage, and Care of Walking Canes

In order to ensure the optimal use and longevity of walking canes, it is important to follow certain guidelines for their use, storage, and care. By adhering to these recommendations, you can enhance both the safety and functionality of your walking cane.

Recommendation Of Use:

1. Please take care of the cane from falling onto a hard surface such as concrete or asphalt, or ceramic tile. It tends to fall if you left a cane to lean on the wall and can get a crack or delicate details or fracture. So we recommend using a hand strap.

2. Before use, make sure the screw connection is tightly screwed. Otherwise, you may get unstable support or damage the cane. This connection is designed for convenient shipment or transportation of a walking stick when traveling in luggage is not often only. But this is not intended for everyday assembly/disassembly. The meteoric thread can become weak after a frequent cycle of twisting and untwisting.

3. Please check that you are leaning on the cane correctly. The main force should be directed as close as possible to the shaft but not the rear end of the handle. Incorrect positioning can cause shaft bend and discomfort and even breakage of the shaft.

4. Use the right tip. Each cane has a standard, NOT medical, summer rubber tip in a set. If you need a winter trip or a medical one (made of softer material that provides enhanced cushioning) you should buy it additionally at the medical store. Also, use soap or candle wax to put a rubber tip on easily.

Storage and Care Recommendations:

1. We do not recommend storing the cane near heating appliances and in the hot sun. The wooden parts can become more brittle with excessive drying, and this can lead to a crack at a high load.

2. Each walking cane has a professional varnish coating that protects against common atmospheric phenomena like light rain or any short-term wetting with non-aggressive liquids. But increased moisture for a long time or immersion in water can lead to deformation of the wooden parts. Contact with aggressive chemical liquids and solutions can destroy the varnish coating.

3. We recommend using warm water with a soap solution or any certified cleaning agent for wooden goods and furniture to clean your cane. It’s safe. After cleaning, wipe with a dry cloth. Also, we recommended once a year polish the surface of the cane to restore the gloss of the lacquer coating and to remove plaque oxidation from metal parts and minor scratches. Use professional products for polish.

Proper Use:

  • Ensure the walking cane is the appropriate height for your comfort and stability. The handle should align with your wrist when standing upright.
  • Use the walking cane on the side opposite to the injured or weaker leg for better support.
  • Maintain a firm grip on the handle and avoid excessive leaning on the cane.
  • Take measured steps, placing the walking cane securely on the ground before bearing weight.

By following these guidelines for the use, storage, and care of walking canes, you can optimize their performance and durability. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional or specialist for specific recommendations based on your individual needs and circumstances.