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Whether you are recovering from an injury or just need a little extra support, an adult walking aid gives you an “extra leg” to increase balance and stability while walking, standing and rising. However, there are a few safety guidelines you should follow to maximize the use of your medical walking aid while reducing your risks of falling.
The first step is to assess your needs and select the appropriate walking aid. A cane is lightweight, unobtrusive and easy to transport. Canes are best for light injuries or to improve your balance. Because using a cane requires a transfer of weight to your wrist and forearm, it is not appropriate for serious injuries, or for individuals with poor arm and wrist strength.
Crutches are meant to take the weight off an injured leg by transferring it to the upper body. They support your body weight better than a cane, and enable you to get around on just one foot. The down side is they a bit awkward to use and they take up a lot more space than a cane.
At Certhealth, your safety and comfort is our primary concern. Search our wide selection of adult walking aids to find the perfect fit and style to meet your needs. Not sure? Contact our friendly customer service team to ask questions and get assistance. Make Certhealth your one-stop site when shopping for medical walking aids and other medical devices.