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Do You Need A Walking Cane? Ask Yourself These Questions To Find Out

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:26:56 PM America/New_York

About 4.8 million Americans (70% of mobility device users) walk with a cane, making canes the most widely used mobility devices in the United States. Custom walking canes have countless uses that enhance safety and mobility, but it can be difficult to determine whether or not you actually need one. If you're not sure whether or not you need mobility assistance with a walking cane, it's important to ask yourself some questions to gain some insight. Here are just a few questions to ask yourself to determine whether or not you could benefit from a cane for walking.Read More
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7 Classy Canes You'll Love Using In Public

Friday, March 9, 2018 12:59:51 PM America/New_York

One of the leading causes of emergency room visits is accidental falls in the elderly population. Every 11 seconds, a senior citizen is treated for injuries sustained in a fall at hospitals nationwide. The most common way to prevent falls like this happening to you is by using an assistive walking device. Canes are quite useful but don't think that they can't also be stylish. Here are some classy canes you can feel comfortable using away from home.Read More
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7 Industry Changing Uses for Carbon Fiber

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:33:48 PM America/New_York

For elderly individuals, more than half of all falls happen at home. As we age, balance and mobility can suffer. Worldwide, people depend on mobility devices like canes to get around. There are many different materials they can be made from. One such material is carbon fiber. Given its lightweight and high strength properties, carbon fiber is used to make many different products. Here are just a few.Read More
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Top 5 Fascinating Canes Through History

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 11:46:30 AM America/New_York

Each year in the United States, one in four elderly individuals falls down. This can cause hip fractures, sprained or broken wrists, and a number of other injuries that can make life difficult for older people. Canes or walking sticks have been the tried and true method of mobility assistance for most of human history, and it is no different today. Using canes for better mobility can improve your quality of life, and be a stylish alternative to other walking aides. Besides, there are many cool walking canes that have been used throughout history.Read More
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Carbon Fiber Or Wood For Your New Cane?

Friday, January 12, 2018 6:49:58 PM America/New_York

Having a classy mobility device is important to many elderly individuals. Since 70% of mobility device users (4.8 million Americans) walk with a cane, the most widely used walking aids in the U.S., elderly individuals are spoiled for choice. You can find a cane with various types of handles, feet, materials, and shapes. Finding the right can can take some time. To start you on the right path, let's compare two materials.Read More
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3 Great Gifts to Give Your Great Grandparents

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:46:24 AM America/New_York

The holidays are over and you’re probably left with some pretty cool gifts that your grand parents (or great grandparents) gave you. All you gave them was some cookies and a gift card, if that.Read More
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Cane Conundrums: 5 Tips For First-Time Users

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:39:57 AM America/New_York

Although 10.2% of Americans over the age of 65 use canes for stability, there are people of all ages who rely on these mobility aids to maintain their balance and allow them to get from point A to point B. But for those who have just received their custom walking canes and are about to use them for the first time, learning how to use them properly can be a bit intimidating. To help ease your anxieties, we've put together five tips for using wooden canes that first-timers should keep in mind.Read More
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3 Types of Walking Canes and Why They Are Good Ideas

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:57:27 PM America/New_York

Did you know that two of the most common reasons elderly people fall are dizziness or unsteadiness when standing or walking? As you age, your balancing abilities and hand-eye coordination skills age with you. There are numerous reasons for this, but in order to stay steady on your feet, you might need some support. A cane for walking is a great way to increase stability. Even young people use walking sticks while hiking for extra balance.

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8 Ways To Customize Your Cane

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:24:31 PM America/New_York

If you feel like you would benefit from a mobility assistance device, you are far from alone. In fact, approximately 6.8 million people in the United States utilize assistive devices to aid their mobility. One of the most popular, compact, and aesthetic options available is a cane. When deciding between walking canes, you should decide what specific features you need and desire.Read More
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Quick Tips To Help Keep You From Losing Your Cane

Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:40:52 AM America/New_York

Canes are considered the most widely used and popular mobility device in the U.S. with some 4.8 million Americans using a cane to get around. However, just like keys and cell phones, a walking stick or cane may get left behind at various locations. While it's possible to retrace your steps and re-locate missing canes, not everyone is able to remember where they left theirs.Read More
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