Palarpa Cane And Rehabilitation Equipment

Palarpa Cane And Rehabilitation Equipment

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In Which Hand Should Hold Your Cane

In Which Hand Should Hold Your Cane


Canes can be used for many conditions, including injuries, arthritis, problems with balance, and after surgeries. A cane can help steady your gait and take pressure off of an injured leg or hip.

Yet, if you`re not using it properly, you will not feel its full benefits while walking.

One of the most common questions people ask of their physical therapist is which hand should hold the cane. It may surprise you to know that it`s probably not the one you think it should be.
When using a cane, hold it in the hand opposite of the leg that needs support. This is far more efficient and helpful than holding it on your weak or injured side. Also, as you walk, you will move the cane at the same time as your weaker leg.

Think of it this way: hold the cane on your strong side and move it along with your weak side.

For example, if you have an injured right knee, hold the cane with your left hand. When you place your right leg out, swing the cane out with the leg. When placing pressure on the right leg, also place pressure on the cane with the left hand.

This method always gives you one steady brace while walking and relieves pressure by relying on your strong side. This, in turn, reduces pain.

Give it a try and take a few steps around the house to see if you notice the difference. If you were struggling with balance before, this small change should help out considerably and feel much safer.