The correct size of a walking cane is very important in order to ensure your support and comfort.
If your cane is too short, it can cause back stress or imbalance, resulting in a fall. If your cane is too long, it will not provide the necessary support that you need for normal, comfortable movement.
Before ordering your walking cane, determine the correct length of your cane by using one of the following methods:
Although you can measure yourself, you will get the most accurate measurement for your cane if you have someone take the measurement for you.
If, for some reason, you have bought a cane that is longer than the required length, you can have it readjusted to your size. A lot of care should be taken as you don’t get a second attempt at cutting a cane and if you cut it shorter than your required length, the cane will go to waste. Another thing to consider is that not all canes be cut for adjustment. Only attempt to cut a cane if its shaft is made of wood, Lucite, carbon fiber, or aluminum.
Important Note: You should not cut umbrella, sword, seat or bull organ walking canes or any other canes that state "non-adjustable", meaning, they cannot be resized!
If you are unsure about this please call our Free Customer Service help line (800) 864-9231, where our friendly support representatives are waiting to take your call and assist you.
REMEMBER Canes can be shortened but they cannot be lengthened, so measure twice and cut once!
Fitting an adjustable cane is easy. You just loosen the cane’s locking mechanism and adjust the height!
PLEASE NOTE: Sizing a cane is a courtesy service we provide for free all our customers at CanesAndWalkers.com. On very rare occasions a cane is sized incorrectly. It is also possible (though extremely rare) that a cane is delivered without being sized at all. If either of these situations occur, you can either size the cane at home or send it back to us (at your own expense) and we will size the cane for you . Please contact customer service for more information.
**These instructions are intended as a general guide. CanesAndWalkers.com is not a medical or healthcare professional, and these instructions are not and should not be considered as medical or health advice. You should consult your medical or healthcare professional to determine if a walking cane is appropriate for you and whether the foregoing suggestions would apply to your use. Your medical or healthcare professional should also size your cane prior to your purchase and use. The adjustable folding canes could assist in balance and stability only, but they cannot and are not intended to support the full weight of any person.CanesAndWalkers.com is not responsible for, and disclaims all nature of liability or obligation whatsoever regarding sizing and use of our products. CanesAndWalkers.com is not responsible or obligated for injuries or damage resulting from the sizing or use of our products.CanesAndWalkers.com makes no representations or warranties, and bears no responsibility, for or as to these folding canes or their functionality.