How to check if your cane is the right size

You've found the perfect cane but you don't know what size you need. We're here to help you find the right one for you. 

If your cane is too long, you'll need to work harder to pick it up and move it. If your cane is too short, you might lean to one side which can throw you off balance. Here are some easy tips to help you find the perfect size.
1. The cane handle should be at the same level as your wrist when you’re standing with your arm at your side. 
2. Wear your regular walking shoes and stand by a wall or chair for support
3. Put the hand you will use with the cane by your side.
4. Have someone measure from the ground to the crease of your wrist. This should be the handle height of the cane.
5. Check the bend in your elbow. With the cane in your hand, your elbow should bend at a comfortable angle, about 15 degrees. You might bend your elbow slightly more if you're primarily using the cane for balance. You may want the handle an inch or so higher or lower depending on your personal preference.