There is a common misconception that walking canes are reserved solely for the elderly population, however they are frequently utilised by the disabled community in order to improve safety and allow people to retain their independence. Here at Assurance Mobility, we recognise that each customer will have a different need for one of our products which is why we stock a variety of options when it comes to our walking canes. Read on as we go over the different types of handles on the market that clients can choose from…
Crook Handle: A temporary injury can require a walking aid in the form of a crook handle cane. These handles are curved like the top of a Candy Cane sweet and tend to be the most affordable option on the market due to their simplistic design.
Derby Handle: Characterised by their straight tip, the derby handle provides additional support for users who may require long-term use of a walking cane. In fact, they are often popular with sufferers of arthritis because the design allows for optimum support without putting too much pressure on the joints.
Fritz Handle: Although the design of a fritz handle cane is rather similar to the derby handle cane, the former is generally much smaller and is crafted from luxury materials like marble, metal and wood. As a result, it is often heavier and comes with a significantly higher price tag.
Ergonomic Handle: A walking cane with an ergonomic handle has been designed with the needs of the user in mind. In fact, the handle is moulded to fit the shape of the user’s hand in order to ensure that their weight is distributed as evenly as possible, preventing pain in the wrist. Whilst these handles tend to be expensive, they are popular with permanent users of a walking cane.
Ornamental Handle: Although a walking cane is typically utilised for functionality; many users like to implement aesthetics like an ornamental handle in order to add a splash of individuality to their mobility tool. With this said, these handles tend to be the most expensive on the market and offer the least support which means that they are typically purchased for fashion rather than function.
A walking cane provides stability for those aren’t confident walking on their own. With this said, it is important that the design of such mobility aids are crafted with a wide range of disabilities and conditions in mind in order to allow people to obtain the most support from their investment. To find out more information about our range of walking canes, crutches and wheelchairs, get in contact with a member of the Assurance Mobility team today!