A cane helps you walk when you have a problem with your leg or foot.
Canes are usually made out of wood or metal. They come in different styles. Choose a cane that best suits your condition and the amount of support you need.
Most health insurance plans cover the cost of a cane if you have a written prescription from your healthcare provider.
If you need to use a cane, ask your healthcare provider about getting a disabled parking permit so you can park in handicap zones.
When you are standing up straight, with your elbow bent a little (about 30 degrees), the top of the cane should meet your wrist joint.