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How to adjust and use a cane properly and safely?
A cane is used if you have a minor balance problem or to make it easier to walk if you have a problem with one of your legs. - Online on April 21 2013
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A cane is used if you have a minor balance problem or to make it easier to walk if you have a problem with one of your legs.
Here are some tips on how to adjust a cane properly and safely.
Here’s how to use a cane.
A cane is always used on the side opposite the affected leg.
At each step, it should move in unison with the affected leg.
If you’re using a cane to make walking safer, or to help with your balance, you should use it on the dominant side: in other words, on the side of the stronger leg.
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