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goblin49

438d

I've started using a cane occasionally, mostly to deal with knee pain and general walking/ standing needs. It has been so useful in reducing my pains, but it's also rubbing my hand weird such that I sort of end up with a rug burn type thing on my palm. The cane handle is one of those more horizontal ones, with a little curve to shape around the hand. Any suggestions as to specific canes to look into with better handles or ways to fix my current one?

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    • verasama

      437d

      Could be a silly question, but is the handle padded or hard? It could be a simple as perhaps you need more padding on the handle. Or perhaps it's the material itself that the handle is made out of, and it's creating friction with your skin. If you could find a fabric that is more gentle on your skin, or that prevents the rubbing, you could fashion a sort of cap for your cane out of that. Don't know if any of that's helpful, but I'll continue to see if I can think of anything, and I'll be sure to let you know if I do.

    • Ash.G

      437d

      I sometimes use hiking sticks.

    • verasama

      437d

      Could be a silly question, but is the handle padded or hard? It could be a simple as perhaps you need more padding on the handle. Or perhaps it's the material itself that the handle is made out of, and it's creating friction with your skin. If you could find a fabric that is more gentle on your skin, or that prevents the rubbing, you could fashion a sort of cap for your cane out of that. Don't know if any of that's helpful, but I'll continue to see if I can think of anything, and I'll be sure to let you know if I do.

      • goblin49

        437d

        @verasama it doesn't have any padding, it's sort of like a softer plastic handle. But I'm definitely looking into just adding some padding myself!

        • verasama

          437d

          @goblin49 That could be very easily done, especially if you're not really concerned with how it looks when you're done. Lol but it could be as simple as hot gluing some of those sheets of foam you can buy in the craft section onto it, once you have cut it out into the right shape. I'm lucky that the white cane that I use for mobility already has a pretty good, padded handle, but I'm also sometimes good with figuring out crafty ways to fix things. Lol

    • Ava.Taylor

      438d

      I don’t know if this helps at all but neowalksticks has some amazing canes that you can customize, a little pricey but amazing!

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One user mentioned that the traditional style of cane with a horizontal handle might be bad for their wrists, so they considered looking at "posture" canes or any with an upright handle. You could try exploring different handle styles to find one that is more comfortable for your hand and doesn't cause rubbing. Additionally, you may want to look into padding or cushioning options for your current cane handle to reduce friction and discomfort.

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