||Physiotherapists recommend the following method of determining the correct height for a walking stick. The walking stick user should stand upright, in the type of shoes they usually wear, with their arms hanging naturally by their sides. Another person should turn the walking stick upside down, so that the handle is resting on the floor. Positioning the stick next to the user, make a small mark on the shaft of the stick level with the bump at the bottom of the wrist bone. Using a small saw, cut the stick at this point. Alternatively, if it is a height-adjustable model, set the mechanism to the appropriate height. A stick fitted to the correct height will mean that the userís arm will be slightly bent when they hold the stick.
Please note that this information is a guide only. Consult your doctor or physiotherapist if you require specific medical advice on this matter.
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