Now, your walking cane is pretty great all by itself. It helps you stay steady and makes moving around a lot easier, not to mention safer. This does not mean that the experience cannot be improved. There is a great demand not just for canes but also for walking cane accessories. These are items that either improves the cane itself or act as additions to make using the cane a little easier. Here are a few of the alterations or add-ons that you may want to consider:
Most wooden walking canes and aluminum walking canes come equipped with a wrist strap. If yours doesn’t, you should definitely get one. This can help make sure that even if your grip slips, you will still be able to hold onto your walking stick. This way, you will not have to worry about the cane falling over while you are using it.
When one of your hands are already busy with the walking cane, it can be quite difficult to carry items with you. Also, if you experience certain weakness in your arms, it can prove to be tiresome for you. This is why a clutch bag makes perfect sense in this instance. You will be able to fix it around your cane with the help of Velcro straps. You can fit in all of your important possessions such as your keys, phones, medication, or identification. This will free you up from having to carry any other bags with you.
Most walking canes have rubber cane tips. However, these can easily be removed and replaced with others. Now there are many different types of cane tips available. You can use ones that have been designed to walk through the icy terrain. Or, you can get uniquely shaped tips that can be used on a ground where a single point might prove to be cumbersome. These tips will allow you to walk across grass and gravel with ease.
Sometimes, you may need to move around dimly lit areas. If you do not have adequate amounts of light to illuminate the way, you are actually increasing the possibility of an accident. Instead of carrying around a torch, you should simply get a small light that can be attached to your cane. Then, when you need it, you will just have to turn it on to see where you are going. This also saves you the trouble of having to hold onto a torch and your walking cane.
Do you have a foldable cane that can be collapsed when you no longer need it? It is certainly a very useful type of cane to have. Of course, once it is folded, you will then need to figure out what you need to do with it. This is where cane bags come to the rescue. They are small and stylish bags that can be closed up. You simply place the cane in the bag and seal it up.
These are some really fun, not to mention useful items that you can use to take your walking cane experience to the next level.