How do you properly walk with a cane?

Once you’ve chosen which type of cane is right for you, it’s important to know the correct way to walk with it. When experiencing pain in one leg or if one of your legs is weakened, hold the cane on the side of your body that is strongest. When walking, don’t place your cane far out in front of you but rather place it a couple of inches in front of you so you may push down on it to walk forward.

Canes are meant to provide a sense of balance for their users and are made to provide mobility and style. However, if you are placing too much weight on your cane while you walk or your arm is suffering from too much strain, you may need additional mobility assistance such as a walker.