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Our walking sticks come in a selection of plain, patterned & printed styles; or you can design your own to create a truly personalised custom walking stick. Each of our aluminium walking sticks is designed with comfort in mind, including moulded left and right handles, cushioned ferrules, detachable wrist straps and height adjustment clip making a fully adjustable walking stick. Each feature ensures you are supported whilst using these walking sticks. ✔ High-quality Celtic skull head cane is hand carved from top-quality solid oak wood, finished with eco-friendly hypoallergenic Danish oil and waxed with natural carnauba wax. Wooden cane is strengthened with a metallic spindle so it can endure up to 400 pounds of weight on condition that you will apply the main load on the axis (shaft) of a cane. Similar to derby canes, ergonomic shape of the handle is very comfortable, and the cane weights only about 1lb 5oz., perfect for everyday use. The pommel adds vintage charm and transformed regular everyday stuff into a fashionable men’s walking cane. Nice cane! It took awhile to get it due to it being custom made & going through customs but it was well worth the wait! Not sure how well it will hold up with regular use since I don’t need to use it often but it seems sturdy enough.We are offering a 30-day hassle-free return policy. If you are, for any reason, unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us and we guarantee that we will solve any issue and provide you with the best possible solution.

Disclaimer: This information in no way replaces a medical professional’s recommendation. Canes are not intended to be used as a crutch for full weight support, canes are intended for balance.
How to determine proper handmade walking cane length: just put on the shoes you usually wear and ask someone to measure the distance from the floor to your wrist join (your arm should be relaxed); you can measure your old cane as well. ✔ If you have a friend who needs a cane but is reluctant to use one then this cane will be the perfect gift. Surprise him by presenting a stylish walking cane and he won’t take apart it ever, proved by many of our grateful customers. ✔ Are you tired to use that cheap boring aluminum telescopic canes? Do you want to add more comfort, personality, and style to your everyday life? You deserve it! Our fashionable walking sticks and canes are fully handmade, decorated with exclusive brass or melchior pommels with the unique design. They will change your perception of walking canes. This custom cane will be shipped out from Ukraine via registered airmail (UkrPoshta, official Ukrainian postal service). Within the territory of the US, it’ll be delivered by USPS (please note, delivery requires a signature upon receipt). All buyers will be provided with tracking numbers. Please note, this particular product is the custom cane (you can choose the custom length, the color of the wood and pommel). It’ll be produced and shipped from our workshop in Ukraine. Delivery time to the US (as well as to the most others countries) normally is about 3-4 weeks, from the day you placed your order. Shipping is free!

Your cane should be an extension of your style. This cane has a lot of style. The vibrant sunflower design covers the entire cane, even the handle. The cane has a high gloss finish contributing to its stunning look.

Please note that the buyer is responsible for any VAT, tariff, duty, taxes, handling fees, customs clearance charges, etc. required by your country for importing consumer goods. We do not collect this beforehand, and can’t give you an estimate of the cost.
The Carbon Ultralight Rollator often ships from Denmark which can lead to longer than normal shipping times due to customs and international freight delays.

At Ease Living we want you to love your purchase. If you have any issues or change your mind within 30 days of purchase, please go to the return portal HERE to start your return.
Free US Postal Service shipping with tracking on all orders over $60 shipping in the US. Flat 8.99 rate for orders under $60. Allow 3-4 business days processing time + transit time. Transit time is generally 2-4 days but carriers have been experiencing delays due to labor shortages and recent USPS changes. Express overnight shipping is available on most items for $44.95.

Canes, also known as walking canes, are just one of several assistive devices available to help you with ambulation, or walking. Using a walking cane improves balance by increasing a person’s base of support. When used correctly, canes unload the leg opposite to the hand the cane is in by up to 25%. This can help keep pressure off of injured body parts or allow for optimal healing to occur while still allowing you to get around safely.
One caveat about using a cane: There are different types, and using the right cane can mean the difference between safe and unsafe walking. Your physical therapist is the perfect person to visit to be sure you have the right type of cane.There are different categories of canes on the market today, each providing a slightly different amount of assistance. The cane you use should fit well with your current needs and functional level. Using a cane that isn’t right for you can cause you to develop poor walking postures and may lead to injury from a fall.

It is important to appropriately size canes. When standing, the arm that is grasping the cane should have a slight bend in the elbow. If there is any confusion, ask your local physical therapist for assistance. Be sure you speak with your healthcare provider or physical therapist before changing or altering your walking cane or other assistive devices, just to be sure you are using the right device for your condition.Walking with a cane or other assistive device should help you move around better. By choosing the right cane for you, you can be sure to safely get around town with minimal risk of injury.When you visit the site, Dotdash Meredith and its partners may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Cookies collect information about your preferences and your devices and are used to make the site work as you expect it to, to understand how you interact with the site, and to show advertisements that are targeted to your interests. You can find out more about our use, change your default settings, and withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by visiting Cookies Settings, which can also be found in the footer of the site.

Simic M, Bennell KL, Hunt MA, Wrigley TV, Hinman RS. Contralateral cane use and knee joint load in people with medial knee osteoarthritis: the effect of varying body weight support. Osteoarthr Cartil. 2011;19(11):1330-7. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2011.08.008
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Available in silver and gold finishes, our decorative collars take your stick to the next level. Available in the accessories section, add the Signature collar on to your order for £26.99.
Is your mobility aid worth investing in? A big hell yes it is. What price can you put on regaining your confidence or enjoying being outdoors again, with less pain, fatigue and flaring symptoms.If you have any old, preloved walking sticks, of any shape, size or material, we can recycle them for you, in partnership with the Jacob’s Well Appeal.

When you buy a Neo Walk stick you are buying beautiful unique design, superb functionality, quality materials and the expert thought and care that can only be put in by another mobility aid user. All our fabulous Neo Walk sticks are handmade to your height, just for you.
We all want to look good and feel confident. When you are a walking stick user it’s certainly no different. Gone are the days when walking sticks are only available in dull hospital grey. At Neo Walk we know everyone has a colourful side, a side that wants to be seen. You may want to match a colour to an outfit, or you may want a discreet stick for a special day. We have something for everyone. We even have ones that light up making those dark nights safer.

What is a C cane?
The C cane is a single straight walking cane with a curve forming a handle at its top. This is the most simple of all canes. It assists in improving balance by the mechanism described above.
The Stick & Cane Shop began in 2008, and we are now known for having one of the best collections of quality walking sticks here in the UK. Pair this with our excellent customer service and fast despatch times, our team of four, hope to provide our customers with a positive online buying experience, keeping traditional retail practices alive and well. You may not find us on the high street but we are here to help with any questions you may have. Folding walking sticks are a great alternative to solid walking sticks, and they are ideal for those who travel frequently. At The Stick & Cane Shop, you will find folding walking sticks in a fantastic choice from Classic Canes and Charles Buyers, with contemporary styles from Switch Sticks. We ensure that we stock only the very best quality sticks, you can put your faith in us. With such a great collection of walking sticks, The Stick & Cane Shop is the first choice for many very satisfied customers. Our walking sticks come in a variety of different sizes, most are standard length at 92cm but we also have a good range of petite shorter folding walking sticks and extra long walking sticks to suit your requirements. Or why not opt for an adjustable walking stick, where you can adjust the height to suit your individual needs, ideal when you wear different height shoes, even an inch heal can make a difference.

What is an alternative to a cane?
Alternatives to walking canes rolling walkers. crutches. wheelchairs (manual and electric powered) motorized scooters.
Walking Sticks and Canes of every shape and size, adjustable or folding, available to order online securely here at The Stick & Cane Shop, the UK shop for walking sticks, providing our customers with great value for money and fast despatch. We have a huge range, and stock the latest walking stick designs and styles and try to balance the more traditional wooden walking sticks with the newer innovations in gents walking sticks and trendy designs in ladies walking sticks. If you can’t see the walking stick you are looking for then give us a call as we might be able to order it in especially for you.We sell from our own stock and despatch quickly so you will receive your order ASAP with Royal Mail or with one of our express couriers. Our friendly and experienced staff are ready to assist you if you need help to place an order. We also have a FREE stick shortening service but if you are looking for a custom made walking stick please do get in touch, and we will do our best to help you with your enquiry. Our range also includes Collectors Canes and Dress Canes, featuring characterful animal and dogs head handled walking sticks and also smart black dress canes with Swarovski crystals or chrome handled walking sticks. We also stock an amazing range of Country Sticks which takes full advantage of the different woods available, including blackthorn walking sticks and ash walking sticks, in different models from Thumb sticks and hiking staves to crook walking sticks and coppice knob walking sticks. For long distance walking, we provide a full range of wooden hiking sticks which will provide more support. Not forgetting our walking stick seat collection, these seat sticks are ideal for country fairs and markets. We also stock a beautiful range of handmade country and collectors sticks Made in the UKEditor’s Verdict: The Brown Mebourne Derby Walking Cane is a perfect example of a mobility aid suitable for everyday use. Made from beech wood and stained with an attractive brown colour, this walking cane features a comfortable and practical Melbourne Derby handle, a smart metal collar and a black non-slip rubber ferrule. The curvature of the handle is not only perfect for hanging over the arm, but also perfectly accommodates most hands to provide a secure and effortless hold that helps to stave off fatigue.

Editor’s Verdict: The Bronze Effect Cocker Spaniel Collectors’ Walking Stick is a beautiful piece of workmanship, that is ideal for collectors, dog lovers, or to be used as an accessory on formal occasions. Although not suitable as a mobility aid, this walking stick makes the perfect companion for a birthday party, visiting the theatre, or taking a leisurely stroll in the park, or any other occasion in which support may be needed when walking for shorter periods of time.
Customer Verdict: “Was reluctant to buy… but I gave in and could not be more happier. It’s a good weight and adjusts to the correct length. The flat handle is manageable with my reduced hand mobility.” ★★★★★ D

“Walking stick” and “walking cane” are often used interchangeably, and in some contexts they may mean the same thing. However, there are also many situations in which they have distinct meanings, which it is important to be clear on. This blog will take a look at some of the distinct differences between a walking stick and walking cane, and feature some of our best selling sticks and canes for you to take a look at.
Customer Verdict: “This is fantastic quality and amazing value for money. The cocker spaniel head is a good weight and quality! It is a substantial height aswell, overall very impressed with the quality and value for money of this product..” ★★★★★ NicolaEditor’s Verdict: Another walking stick with a novelty design, the Horatio Nelson Collectors’ Walking Stick brings individuality to a walking stick and is ideal for history enthusiasts and stick collectors alike. The handle of this walking stick features the bust of Horatio Nelson, an engraved text bearing his name, as well as his dates of birth and death. Once again, although not suitable as a mobility aid, this type of walking stick will look great whether for a special occasion, a stroll in the park, or any occasion where some support is needed for a shorter amount of time.

Editor’s Verdict: The Brown Marble-Effect Walking Cane with Crook Handle vamps up a traditional cane design by incorporating a glossy marble effect handle. A stylish and supportive aid, the large smooth curve shape handle of this cane is comfortable for the hand to clasp, and easily hooks over the arm. Finally, the hardwood shaft of the cane provides incredible support with its naturally durable nature, which will see you through day after day, whilst its rubber ferrule provides optimum grip to keep you safe from any falls.
If you need everyday support while walking then you’ll need to use a walking cane. They are made out of strong materials so that even if you put your full weight on them they will not break, and they are specially designed not to put undue stress on the body. If you are looking for something to assist you while short hiking/walking trips, or add a final touch to your outfit, you’ll want to use a walking stick.There are several common distinctions between canes and walking sticks. Essentially, a cane refers to a mobility aid, whereas a walking stick is more for recreational purposes. The table below shows some further details.

Customer Verdict: “…very very good it is probably one of the best that I have ever had & the walking stick company that I got it from are the best by far… Thank you so much I am disabled & the stick is better than some of the one you can get out thank you very much.” ★★★★★ PaulWe hope you’ve enjoyed reading our article on some of the distinct differences between walking sticks and walking canes, if you’d like to see more examples of our sticks and canes you may find more in our walking sticks by handle category, or mobility aids by handle category.

What are the 4 types of canes?
The 4 types of canes include standard canes, offset canes, multiple-legged canes, and hemi-walkers.
Once again, it is important to reiterate that although the words “walking stick” and “walking cane” are often used to mean the same thing, in some circumstances depending on the product, there can be distinctions between the two. A walking stick, especially one with a novelty handle, is designed more for use as a fashion accessory but may still provide some stability and balance whilst walking for shorter periods of times, while a walking cane is designed for regular everyday use as a mobility aid to support your full body weight and take the pressure off.Editor’s Verdict: Ergonomic handles have a primary focus on comfort and support, and the Right-Handed Black Orthopaedic Marble Handle Walking Cane is an excellent example of a walking cane with this special handle type. Designed for those suffering from conditions such as arthritis or rheumatism, this walking cane supports those who rely on using mobility aids around the house or outdoors. With the ability to be folded, this walking cane is also very practical, and allows for easy storage and portability. Also available for left-handed users.

This Cane or walking stick was made in our supplier’s shop in Ukraine. They continue to supply over 40 jobs to the local community during the most challenging times.
Discover the highest-quality walking cane from our selection and add a timeless, beautiful piece to your collection. Crafted with care and enriched with the knowledge of generations of artisans, it is more than a walking aid—it is a work of art! Don’t wait any longer—get one now and marvel at its expert craftsmanship for years to come!

If your friend needs a cane for better support but is reluctant to use one, get them an item that reflects their personality and style. Our fashionable walking sticks will make sure your pal never leaves the house without it! With countless grateful customers praising our products, it’s no surprise why these sticks will be a wonderful addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Add some sophistication to those daily walks – gift your friend a cane today!
This solid oak walking cane features an ergonomic handle and is hand-carved from first-grade wood. The exceptional hypoallergenic finish, made of high-quality Italian coating, gives it lasting protection against wear and tear. A metal spindle strengthens the handle so that it can endure up to 400 pounds of weight on condition that you’ll apply pressure on the shaft. Enjoy its classic appearance while experiencing its robust support! Make Your Walks Better with a Stylish Accessory!Fearless strides start with a strong foundation. Gain stability, confidence, and an edge in style; with the Viking Walking Stick. Handcrafted from solid oak and nickel silver, it provides unyielding support on every journey, no matter how short or long.Physical therapists and doctors can guide how to use a cane. With practice and the right guidance, most people can walk comfortably with a cane and improve their quality of life.

Doctors, pharmacists, and other health-care professionals use abbreviations, acronyms, and other terminology for instructions and information in regard to a patient’s health condition, prescription drugs they are to take, or medical procedures that have been ordered. There is no approved this list of common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology used by doctors and other health- care professionals. You can use this list of medical abbreviations and acronyms written by our doctors the next time you can’t understand what is on your prescription package, blood test results, or medical procedure orders. Examples include:

What's the difference between a cane and a walking cane?
There are several common distinctions between canes and walking sticks. Essentially, a cane refers to a mobility aid, whereas a walking stick is more for recreational purposes.
It is advised to first practice by taking a few steps around the home (preferably not alone) to check if the difference is noticeable. If you were having trouble with your balance previously, this minor adjustment should assist you a lot and make you feel much safer.A cane is a walking aid, which is used for assistance while walking if one has mild balance or stability issues, weakness in their limb or trunk, an injury, or pain. For older individuals, a single point cane can help them walk more easily and safely, as well as make it simpler for them to stay independent in some instances.Canes can be used for a variety of reasons, including injuries, arthritis, balance issues, and recovery from surgery. A cane can help walk more steadily and relieve pressure on an injured leg or hip. However, if not used correctly, it may not be possible to get the full benefit of it when walking.The aluminum cane is equipped with a three-prong base that uses innovative technology to pivot, which boosts stability, balance, and traction. The flex feature adapts to inclines and uneven terrain.

Is it better to walk with a cane or a walker?
If you have pain or weakness on one side of your body that makes it hard to walk or balance, a cane may be helpful. If you have poor balance or feel unsteady on your feet, a walker may give you more support.
The collapsible design of this cane easily folds into four sections, convenient for storage and travel. It’s made of high-quality aluminum that offers stability and features an attached wrist strap and ergonomic rubber handle that offers comfort.Whether you need a cane on a permanent or regular basis, there are many options to consider. Consider your strength, stability, and overall fitness as well as how you plan to use the device. Choose a model that is suitable for your height and the type of terrain or surfaces you’ll cover. Strengthening and stretching the muscles is an important part of your recovery from knee replacement surgery. However, some movements may do more harm… Kimberly is a freelance health, travel, and lifestyle writer and editor living in Birmingham, AL. She has previously written for Cooking Light, Eating Well, Coastal Living, Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, and more. When she’s not writing, you’ll likely find her watching “Murder, She Wrote” and sorting her collection of books that she’ll certainly one day find time to read, or planning her next vacation, preferably to an island, please. Emily Cronkleton is a certified yoga teacher and has studied yoga in the United States, India, and Thailand. Her passion for yoga has laid the foundation for a healthy and inspired life, while her teachers and practice have helped shape her life experience in many ways. Ideal for strolling through the park or walking on trails, each Brazos Fitness Walker Walking Stick is handcrafted in the United States from a single piece of solid oak wood.You may need to walk with a cane if you’ve recently had surgery, or if you need a little extra help with balance or muscle weakness. Get some tips and…You can use the walking stick on its own or as a pair, which works your upper body. It’s available in brown, tan, and red, and Brazos offers customized laser engraving. You can add accessories such as a thermometer, strap, or case. Spike and rubber tips are also available.

The easy-to-fold design of the HurryCane Freedom Edition Folding Cane stands on its own and offers support without being cumbersome. It features an ergonomic rubber handle and an attached wrist strap.Daniel Yetman is a Canadian writer from Halifax. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc (Hons) in kinesiology and completed an MFA in writing from the University of Saskatchewan, where he received a national SSHRC grant for his thesis “Musclebound: A Novel.” His writing also appears in Quench Magazine and the sleep app Relax Melodies, which has received more than 55 million downloads. He published his first work of fiction, “Since You Lost Your Brother,” in 2017. Follow him on his website, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Walking canes are assistive devices that make it easier to walk safely and more comfortably. They can improve mobility, speed, and help you to confidently perform your daily tasks while reducing your risk of falling. Walking canes are valuable if you have vision, balance, or mobility concerns.

A limitation of carbon fiber is that it’s more brittle than other materials like aluminum. So the same stressors that might bend an aluminum trekking pole are more likely to snap a carbon fiber pole. Designed with durable carbon fiber, these lightweight trekking poles provide stability and feature comfortable sweat-wicking cork grips. These poles perform well on uneven terrain and going up and down steep hills. Available in purple and gray, the cane has a rubber tip that offers traction and prevents skids. Among the negative reviews, customers complain that the handle is too small and the paint scratches and chips easily. Eloise Theisen is an adult geriatric nurse practitioner with more than two decades of experience in nursing, including 14 years of oncology at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, California. Eloise also started her own cannabis practice. Medicare considers walking canes and walkers to be durable medical equipment (DME), which Medicare Part B and Medicare Advantage plans cover. However, Medicare does not cover white canes for blind people.Eleesha Lockett is a nutrition professional, meal prep expert, and freelance writer who specializes in crafting empathetic and inclusive health and wellness content. She has written on a wide range of topics, including mental health, chronic illness, social wellness, and much more. Her work has been featured in Healthline, Psych Central, SELF, Shape, and Verywell Health. She holds a master’s in Human Nutrition from The University of Bridgeport, which she uses to share her passion of nutrition (especially meal prep) with others. You can learn more at her website.

You can use a walking cane or another assistive device such as a trekking pole or hiking stick to support your agility, stability, and gait. Walking devices can also reduce knee pressure, which is useful if you have a medical condition or are recovering from surgery or an injury.
The Nova SugarCane walking cane features a wide quad base that stands upright on flat surfaces and provides stability, leverage, and traction on uneven ground. The durable, aluminum cane comes in black and several colorful patterns, which are chip-resistant.The Healthline Editorial Team is a growing group of trained content professionals across the U.S., Iceland, and the U.K. who are passionate about health and wellness and are committed to creating quality content and experiences by upholding the highest journalistic standards and providing comprehensive, unbiased, honest, and timely guidance.

FREE SHIPPING for orders over $150 to USA addresses. – (Via UPS Ground, FedEx Ground, USPS Priority or First Class Mail. Choice of Shipping depends on size/weight) For orders under $150 you will have a $10 flat shipping rate to US addresses. Note: We now carry Concord Lane Handcrafted Walking Sticks – made in Italy! We have a complete selection of walking canes and hiking staffs that fit any need or style. We also have a large variety of walking cane seats and seat stick styles. Whether you are Big & Tall or Small & Petite, we will have one just for you or one that can be cut for you. Our Hiking Staffs and Walking Cane Products are perfect for pleasure or everyday use. Be sure to check out our novelty canes for some fun items to add to your collection. They range from Flask Canes, Sword Canes, or some that are more unique.
Every product we make is one of a kind. We make more each day and post them here as we finish them. Our most popular canes usually sell within hours of being posted.Explore our collection of designer walking canes. Our handcrafted, one-of-a-kind sticks are not only functional but also works of art. With a focus on creativity and attention to detail, each cane is unique and adds a touch of elegance to your daily routine. Shop now and step up your style game with our designer walking canes.

Are walking canes effective?
A cane can be helpful if you have minor problems with balance or stability, some weakness in your leg or trunk, an injury, or a pain. If you are elderly, using a single point cane may help you to walk more comfortably and safely and, in some cases, may make it easier for you to continue living independently.
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If you need that stick for hiking or taking long walks on a trail then look at our hiking sticks collection. Blackthorn Sticks are the most popular sticks in the world and we offer a wide selection of them on our website.If you have to use a walking cane as a mobility device you might as well find one that makes a statement about who you are and your style. Take a look around our website and find that perfect Classy Walking Cane to make that statement for you. If you ever need someone to help you please call our Toll Free Number 1-888-928-1774 and one of our family members will help you through the process of buying a cane or stick. Thanks for buying from us.

Classy Canes is family owned and we have been online for 18 years as one of the leading online retailers of Classy Walking Canes and Classy Hiking Sticks.
Classy Walking Canes features Canes and Sticks from around the World. We are family owned and we have been online for 17 years as one of the leading online retailers of Walking Canes and Hiking Sticks. Our product lines feature both men’s walking canes and woman’s walking canes from many of the leading manufactures in the world. The canes are imported directly from Europe just for sale in the USA by us. Fashion and Style combine to make our company motto of “Where Fashion Meets Function.”

The website offers wonderful articles to read about Walking Canes and Hiking Sticks. All of the articles are written by professional medical people. Go to our page Walking Cane News to read some of them and share them with your friends.
Wood is the most popular material for the shaft, and almost any kind of wood can be used-for example, chestnut, ebony, or beech. Naturally, the more expensive the wood, the more valuable the cane, and choice of material has historically helped to convey the status of the owner. For example, malacca wood, found only in the Malacca district of Malaysia, must be specially cultivated, and Irish blackthorn is a slow-growing wood that must be cut in parts and set aside for years to harden before it can be fashioned into a walking stick. Both types of canes are considered to be highly desirable for collectors. Other materials include ivory, bone, horn, and even glass. Metal and synthetic materials are also frequently used as orthopedic aids.In addition to symbolic ceremonial usage, canes and walking sticks were also indispensable fashion accessories for men and women between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, used to display a sense of gentility and social propriety. During this period, canes could be distinguished by day and evening use, and it was assumed that an individual of good social standing would have a cane for every occasion, much in the way that women had an array of daily toilettes. Day canes were wide-ranging in their styles, and rare and expensive materials, ornamentation, and intricate decoration helped to express wealth and taste to others. While men’s sticks were stately, women’s sticks were often delicately accentuated with ribbons or gilding. Evening sticks were more homogeneous in style. Traditional evening canes were usually made from ebony and were narrower and sometimes shorter than day sticks. Silver knobs or gold bands decorated ferrules and handles. These types of canes are those of popular imagination, featuring heavily into early twentieth-century Hollywood films.

Dike, Catherine. Cane Curiosa: From Gun to Gadget. Paris: Les Editions de l’Amateur; Geneva: Dike Publications, 1983. Good for gadget canes and the many purposes of walking sticks.Most walking sticks and canes consist of a handle, shaft, and ferrules, one between the handle and the shaft to support the cane and conceal the juncture where the two meet, and one, at the bottom of the stick, to prevent wear of the shaft and to prevent splitting.

Why do rich people walk with canes?
In medieval times, walking canes were an accessory of the wealthy and powerful, often adorned with precious metals and jewels. By the 17th century, walking canes had become an essential part of men’s fashion. They were not only used as a symbol of wealth and status but also as a practical tool to aid in walking.
A cane’s handle is traditionally decorative. Tops can be constructed from silver, gold, ivory, horn, or wood. They may also be fitted with precious gems.

A cane is a rod fabricated from wood, metal, plastic, or glass, used by individuals as walking aids, ceremonial or professional batons, or fashionable accessories. Some historians and collectors distinguish canes from walking sticks by materials, with the former constructed from bamboo and reed plants, and the latter from wood, ivory, or bone. Others distinguish on the basis of geographic linguistics-a cane in America is a walking stick in Europe.In a historical context, ceremonial walking sticks and staffs have traditionally conveyed a sense of law and order to others. For example, in the fifteenth century, canes were important royal accessories. Henry VIII used a cane to symbolize British royal power. The cane has also functioned as a ceremonial token of military might. A short stick or baton was a favorite accessory for military officers in Europe between the eighteenth and early twentieth centuries. Canes were not only used in formal military dress but were also sometimes given to commemorate honorable service. It was thought that these canes bestowed confidence upon their owners, and British swagger sticks take their name from this thought. Ceremonial canes may also function as a badge of office or member-ship, and universities, political parties, and trade guilds adopted their usage for these purposes. The walking stick figures heavily into the official insignia of the medical profession. In the caduceus motif, a snake entwines around a walking stick, and this was modeled on the staff of Aesculapius. In Greek myth, Aesculapius’s staff had the power to heal and thus symbolizes the godlike power attributed to the medical profession in modern times.Until the 1800s, specialist carvers, metal workers, and artisans produced canes and walking sticks by hand. However, the popularity of fashion and gadget canes fueled a market for their mass manufacture and subsequently helped lead to their demise. By the late nineteenth century, materials could be sourced globally and produced in volume for public demand. Canes became less artistic and reflective of current fashions, and the modern crook-handled wood cane became the standard walking stick. By the turn of the century, walking sticks had become either novelty items or orthopedic aids. A London newspaper reported in 1875 how the usefulness of canes for many individuals had declined: “he needs not a help-he has no one to hit, and there is no one who will hit him; he needs not a support-for if he is fatigued, is there not the ponderous bus, the dashing Hansom, or the stealthy subterranean?” (Thornberry 1875).Canes and walking sticks have traditionally been sold through specialist retailers, such as mountaineering outlets and medical suppliers. Fashion canes were historically found at jewelers or shops that also sold umbrellas and sun parasols and still can be found there in the twenty-first century, although there are far fewer retailers than there were in earlier centuries. Many canes are also purchased through antique dealers, auction houses, or directly from the artisans.

Early canes probably originated as weapons of defense or as implements used for journeys over rough terrain. Pilgrims in the Middle Ages used them, as did bishops who traveled with sticks called crosiers. Less self-evident is the history and use of the walking stick for its alternative purposes of ceremony, fashion, or a badge of professional rank or membership.
Sword sticks, a popular item for military officials and dignitaries in the eighteenth century, operated in a similar way to the later gadget canes, although sword sticks were closer to the cane’s original historic usage as a defense weapon, rather than for an adherence to fashion. These canes hid swords within their shafts and replaced the prevailing fashion for men to carry both swords and canes on their person. This trend lasted into the 1800s and spawned the development of other weapon sticks and gadget sticks for hunting and sport.During their heyday, fashion canes, whether decorative or purposeful, were governed by specific rules and etiquette. One was not supposed to carry a walking stick under the arm, nor lean on it. Canes were also not to be used on Sundays or holidays, nor brought on a visit to a dignitary or member of the royal family, given the cane’s connotation of authority and rank and its capacity to conceal a weapon.

Indeed, the visibility of canes and walking sticks as fashionable or ceremonial items declined more rapidly during the interwar period. The emergence of the automobile and public transportation and the fashionable popularity of briefcases and attachés rendered the cane less useful as a physical aid or storage device. It lost its traditional association with gentility, power, and authority, instead becoming a symbol primarily associated with the elderly or infirm.
Thornberry, Walter. “My Walking Stick Shop.” In The Pictorial World. 3rd edition. July, 1875. In Gilham, F. Excerpts on fashion and fashion accessories 1705-1915, Volume VI: Umbrella and Walking Sticks 1766-1915, 1705-1915. This volume contains an extensive range of primary news cuttings and advertisements for walking sticks. Available from the art library at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The gadget stick of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries emerged out of the fashionability of walking sticks. These were canes with an additional purpose; they contained secret items, such as snuffboxes, cosmetic compacts, picnic silverware, and later, radios; or the handle could convert into a seat, or the shaft was actually carved out as a flute. As their name conveys, people tried to top each other’s canes of ingenuity and these walking sticks were a great fad. Physical therapy may help if you need to work on your muscle strength, walking, and balance. A physical therapist can also help you use your cane or walker correctly. Your doctor can refer you for physical therapy at an office or sometimes in your home.The top of your cane or walker should be at the level of your wrist when you are standing with your arms relaxed at your sides. If it is higher or lower than this, you can ask your doctor to adjust it.Please note: This information was current at the time of publication but now may be out of date. This handout provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone.

Why do people walk with 2 canes?
Use of 2 canes with gait might be a technique that people want to consider to improve confidence or to improve walking speed, or improve both. Instructional textbooks for physical therapists discuss the use of walkers, crutches, and canes to assist patients in ambulation.
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When you are first learning to use your walking aid, you may wish to have a friend or family member nearby to help steady you and give you support. In the beginning, everything you do may seem more difficult. With just a few tips and a little practice, though, most people are able to quickly gain confidence and learn how to use a walking aid safely.
If you are elderly, using a single point cane may help you to walk more comfortably and safely and, in some cases, may make it easier for you to continue living independently.

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A historian and cane collector. “I love the history of canes and how they have evolved from a symbol of high status, to a sign of authority, to now a fashionable accessory”. Fernando has been collecting canes for 10 years and has them displayed in his home. Those looking to add some colorful flair to their wardrobe should look no further than our brightly patterned aluminum canes that are available in an array of exciting designs. We are proud to offer a magnificent selection of high-end walking canes for sale. Users interested in a classic look will love our wooden canes made from an expansive assortment of different types of wood ranging from classic ash to exotic Zebrano.

With our combinations of various high-quality cane brands that have unique colors patterns and handles, there’s always a new ladies’ walking cane to consider adding to your wardrobe.At Fashionable Canes, we strive to provide our customers with products from the most up-to-date and relevant brands that are made with the finest materials.

What is better than a cane?
Walkers. These are the most stable walking aids because they have four legs. Walkers can be especially helpful for those with back and joint pain, because they shift weight off of joints. Walkers come with or without wheels, depending on what is easier and more comfortable for the user.
From casual cane users who are looking to up their style with a pearlz cane to cane collectors looking for a hand carved artisan cane to add to their collection you will surely be able to find what you are looking for.For the most lightweight and maneuverable experience, try our sleek carbon fiber canes! Carbon fiber is one of the lightest and most durable materials on the market, providing exceptional support and mobility, also making this a favorite of users with active lifestyles.

Discover a wide selection of folding canes, staffs, assistive canes, crutches, quad canes, offset canes, walking sticks, walkers, stylish walking canes, shillelaghs, and handrails designed to enhance mobility and provide stylish support for individuals of all ages and needs.

Were walking canes fashionable?
Fashion. In addition to symbolic ceremonial usage, canes and walking sticks were also indispensable fashion accessories for men and women between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, used to display a sense of gentility and social propriety.
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When deciding which handle style might be best for you, it is important to keep comfort and style in mind. From our popular derby handle walking canes to our ornate animal and novelty canes there is truly something for everyone.
We reached out to some of our biggest fans and asked them to pick out their favorite products! Check out these curated collections to see what other Fashionable Cane users are buying.

When deciding which one might be best for you, it is important to note that the handle style will have a great impact on the user experience. From our popular derby handle walking canes to our ornate animal and novelty canes, there is truly something in our inventory for everyone. To learn more about what handle style might best suit your needs, please visit our helpful walking cane handle guide. Learn more about which handle style is right for you.
Rob started using a cane after a total knee replacement. “I understand some of the challenges first time cane users might feel when first walking with a cane. Once you get over the hurdle that you need to use a cane, you gain your independence back and that is a great feeling”. Rob uses his cane on days his knee acts up.

“When I walk with my fashionable cane I feel proud. I get so many compliments especially when they match my outfits, they are great conversation starters and like shoes you can never have enough”.
Looking for a way to hold all your canes? We have many cane stands in different finishes for your collection. From American oak to pine, from square to circle, you’re sure to find one that fits in your home. Keep your canes in the best condition by storing them upright in a safe place. Your cane will be ready when you need it, and you can show off your collection with a stunning display.For those who are looking for a unique, stylish accessory for everyday use or a special event, You have come to the perfect place to find your newest cane.

With so many beautiful and reliable materials to choose from, we are sure that anyone will find an elegant or cool cane in our supply to fall in love with.
Appealing to the gambler or someone who just “dabbles in the cards”, this outstanding work of art doubles as strong support and an eye-catching conversation piece. The upper shaft is available in candy red or black with contrasting wraparound poker chips. The engraving is the ever-famous four aces from a standard deck of playing cards as well as some lucky dice. The lower shaft is highly polished and the handle can be either matched in red or black or left as a polished sphere or even a skull for added impact – or a Fritz handle!What can we say? This absolutely cool accessory appeals to a wide variety of people who get a thrill out of being “just a little out there”. From gothic to halloween to ghost chasers and just those that happen to like spiders – this is the cane for you. Hip hop, rappers and rockers, this one is for you too. The gloss midnight black shaft is contrasted with polished rings that give it a classy and fitting look. The web is an outstanding masterpiece of design – set onto the handle and shaft so that your hand fits comfortably on the customized longer-Fritz style handle. Please note interchangeable handles are not available for this style due to the unique design of the web. The end of the handle facing forward as you walk features the Black Widow herself. Machined entirely from highest grade aluminum and finished to an outstanding result that will have everyone in awe of your work of art that doubles as solid support. This is so cool and one of our favorites. The Black Widow goes far beyond your standard walking cane.