Choose your “third foot”
The old man is cautious!
Choose your “third foot”
The cane is a must for elderly and inconvenient.
People call the cane the “third foot.”
The importance of the cane is evident.
First, the common three kinds of walking sticks 1.
I often see the kind of “question-style” cane used by the elderly.
A walking stick for climbing.
It is a bit professional, and many older people use it to climb.
Medical equipment canes.
They are designed for specific populations, such as patients with fractures or stroke sequelae.
Second, 7 kinds of canes with special functions 1.
A special non-slip mat is placed on the bottom of the cane.
Take off the handle, you can replace the sword, for the sword and fitness.
3.Light-emitting equipment can be used as a flashlight.
Some canes also have an electric massager for massage.
The cane can also write its own name and address so that the rescuer can contact his family in the event of an accident.
An electric sounder is installed. When a headache, dizziness, angina attack or falls, just press the button to sound an alarm.
Can sit cane.
It combines the functions of a cane and a chair. When you are tired, you can change your hand into a chair and rest.
However, due to the small seat surface, it should be used with care.
3. When choosing a cane, pay attention to the length of the cane. A suitable length of the cane can make you walk more comfortable and safer, and also make your arms, shoulders and back fully exercised.
Determination of the correct length of the cane: wear flat shoes standing on the ground, stand straight, the hands naturally hang down, take a vertical posture, the elbow should have a 20-degree bend, and then measure the distance from the skin of the wrist to the ground.
This size is the ideal length for your cane.
Also refer to this formula: cane length = 0.
This length is better to maintain body balance.
Tip: Generally, the cane used by the elderly should not exceed the height of the waist when picked up.
Consequences of improper length of the cane: When the cane is too long, it will increase the bending of the elbow joint, increase the burden on the upper arm triceps; it will also make the wrist slip outward, the grip strength will be reduced; and the shoulder will be lifted up, causing the scoliosis.
When the walking stick is too short, the elbow joint should be completely straightened. When the walking stick is forward, the trunk should be bent forward. This will not only increase the burden on the lumbar muscles, but also increase the difficulty of going up and down the stairs. Fourth, the material of the cane is generally wood, rattan, bamboo or aluminum alloy, high-grade cane and carbon fiber material.
Although there are many types of materials, all the canes must be light and flexible so that they are not tired when used.
Also note when choosing, the load-bearing properties of the cane material are also particularly good.
Fifth, the “tip” of the cane has a “tip” at the bottom. The good tip touches the ground, and the angle formed makes the user comfortable and non-slip.
Absolutely a cane of all materials, must be added to the ground contact area to avoid slipping.
6. The grip portion of the cane’s grip cane should not be too small, otherwise it will be unfavorable to the user’s hand joints; if your palm is prone to sweating, avoid using a plastic grip, and the cork or latex cane is best grasped.
Seven, the choice of hiking cane using a cane to climb, can reduce leg pressure, save physical strength, speed up the mountain climbing, and more importantly, can protect the knee joint and reduce its wear.
In addition, because of the support of the cane, it can effectively maintain the balance of the body and make the mountaineering safer.
Some hiking sticks are made of carbon fiber material, each weighing only about 150 grams. This is very advantageous in terms of weight. It is lightweight, but it is very durable and provides sufficient support strength.Easily support the weight of the whole body.
This kind of cane has good elasticity, can be slightly bent under the pressure of body weight, thereby reducing the buffering effect; the rebounding force can constitute the driving force to push the body forward.
This cane has a specially designed wristband that allows the arm and cane to form a straight line when supported, making it easier to use when going downhill.
Adjust the length of the trekking pole: Generally, the three-section trekking pole has two sections that can be adjusted.
Start by first loosening the trekking poles and extending the poles near the bottom end to the maximum limit length (the scales can be referenced on the trekking poles). The climbing poles are placed on the plane to adjust the length of the trekking poles, and the arms are naturally suspended.Use the elbow as a fulcrum, lift the forearm up to 90 degrees to the upper arm, and then adjust the tip of the trekking pole down to the ground (the maximum length of the trekking pole should not be exceeded when adjusting the trekking pole).
Finally, the poles of the trekking poles are all locked.
Use the wristband correctly: Support the hiking cane with the wrist strap instead of holding the handle tightly.
When a typical person uses a trekking pole, he is holding the handle of the trekking pole tightly, so that the wristband only acts so that the trekking pole does not leave his wrist.
If you think so, it is wrong. The essence of the wristband is no less than the strength of the trekking pole itself.
When we use the trekking pole to go downhill, the impact of the trekking pole should be turned from the wristband to the arm; on the uphill, the thrust of the arm is transmitted from the wristband to the trekking pole, which produces the upward slope.
Therefore, when the wrist passes through the wristband, it should not protrude directly from the wristband to grasp the handle. Instead, the wristband should be picked up, penetrated from under the wristband, pressed the strap into the palm of your hand, and then lightened.Grasp the handle of the cane lightly.
Eight, the maintenance of hiking canes 1.
Carbon fiber cane can not be subjected to too much lateral force, nor can it be bumped, so be careful when using it.
2.After the trekking pole is used up, if it is no longer used continuously, its opening should be placed upright and downward.
Nine, the choice of medical cane This cane has its own name – “walker”, according to its contact with the ground can be divided into the following three types: general cane: only one touch point with the ground, the advantage is dexterity.
However, since the support and balance provided are reduced, it can only be used when the action is slow.
Tripod cane: 3 points of contact with the ground.
Due to the carbonization of the bottom area, it provides better support and stability than the average cane.
This type of walking stick is especially suitable for uneven roads.
Four-legged cane: 4 points of contact with the ground.
A once-biased stroke patient can be used at the beginning of rehabilitation to increase the stability of walking.
However, since 4 points can form a plurality of planes, when the road surface is not flat, it is easy to cause shaking and instability, so it is recommended that the four-legged cane be used indoors.
Ten, buy tips 1.
Canes can be purchased at a local medical device store, but you can get more discounts when you buy online.
2.The medical cane should go to the hospital rehabilitation department for consultation and then purchase according to the condition.