Let's say you sprained your left ankle, you have one cane to use.. You need a system to decrease the weight on that left side while you're walking around.
Canes. Proper Positioning. When standing up straight, the top of your cane should reach to the crease in your wrist. Walking. To start, set your cane about one small stride ahead of you and step off on your injured leg. Stairs. To climb stairs, place your cane in the hand opposite your injured leg.
It is important to AVOID limping and walk as normally as possible. Try to put your heel down first and push off through your toes. If using a stick or crutch, hold it in the opposite hand to the affected side. Take shorter steps and begin with trying short distances and increase walking as pain allows.
Obtain measurements while wearing regular walking shoes.. If you are using the cane for general mobility rather than an injury, hold the cane using your .