Pros And Cons Of Canes Vs. Walkers

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Mobility issues hamper thousands of Canadians.

Injuries, surgery, rehabilitation, and age have you find the need for additional support to get around.

For many, this means the use of a cane or walker.

Which one you need will depend on your current health condition, lifestyle, and mobility needs.

 

Walkers and canes are often used at different stages of your mobility needs.

You may need to use one or both of them at some point.

Here we outline some of the pros and cons of each option.

 

The Pros And Cons Of Canes

Canes are ideal for people with minimal mobility issues.

They are ideal for people looking for a little extra support when walking long distances.

Canes are often used once a walker is no longer needed.

 

Here are the pros and cons of choosing a cane:

The Pros

The pros of using a cane include:

They are ideal for people with minimal mobility issues

They are ideal for people recovering from surgery, have lower body weakness, and want additional support when walking

They assist with balance and weight-bearing

They are available in several styles and can be customized to your height.

They reduce stress on your knees, ankles, and other joints

They can be used on many types of surfaces

They are easy to transport

 

The Cons

The potential drawbacks of using a cane include:

They provide less support than walkers

Overtime could lead to repetitive strain issues

They could get stuck in cracks and on uneven surfaces

Improper sizing could create additional aches and pains

They are not ideal for major mobility issues or immediately post-surgery

 

The Pros And Cons Of Walkers

Walkers are ideal for people with more severe mobility issues or if you need additional support to balance.

Walkers are often used post-surgery and for people who have difficulty supporting their weight and experience weakness.

 

Here are the process and cons of using a walker:

The Pros

The pros of using a walker include:

They provide full support and are better for weight-bearing

Ideal for people with more severe mobility issues

They are ideal for people recovering from surgery, have lower body weakness, and want additional support when walking

They are available with wheels for easier use

They are stronger and more sturdy than canes

 

The Cons

The potential drawbacks of using a walker include:

They can be more difficult to use

They are not ideal if you have minor mobility issues

They take up more space and are more difficult to transport than canes

 

If you would like to get more information about our cane and walker products or still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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