Frequently Asked Questions on Canes


What is the life expectancy of a cane?

How much a cane will last varies greatly depending on the customer, the pressure put on the cane (light or heavy duty), and the number of mile/kilometres walked all contribute to this measure and have an impact on the wear and tear of the cane. In general a graphite cane will last twice as long as an aluminium cane.

What is the life expectancy of a cane tip?

Tip life is depends on usage of the cane. Life expectancy is a combination of mileage and the surface the cane is used on.

What is the correct height of a walking stick?

Correct height of a cane is when the cane handle reaches the wrist bone. Standing upright with both arms relaxed at your sides and wearing the shoes that you normally wear, measure from the floor to your wrist bone.

What are quad canes?

A quad cane has four legs, and offers a wider base and greater stability when compared to single platform models.

What are the types of canes available?
Types of canes include:
  • Adjustable Canes
  • Folding Canes
  • Quad Canes
  • Standard Canes
  • Bariatric Canes
  • Seat Canes
  • Canes for Visually Impaired
  • Retractable ice-tip cane
What are folding seat canes made of?

Most walking canes are made of Aluminium as it makes them lightweight and easy to carry for the elderly and those with limited strength, but they are still really strong.

How are folding canes helpful?

Folding canes are great for travelling. It is a favorable option when you do not always require a cane, it can easily be folded and put into the trunk or a suitcase. While in a flight or car you can always fold and keep them aside.

How are folding canes helpful?

Folding canes are great for travelling. It is a favorable option when you do not always require a cane, it can easily be folded and put into the trunk or a suitcase. While in a flight or car you can always fold and keep them aside.

What are the advantages of quad canes?

Quad canes offer extra support and stability due to the four rubber capped feet in its bottom. It is also free standing which is an added advantage.