Lumex Low Profile Quad Cane with Small Base, Silver, Case
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GF Health Products Lumex Low Profile Quad Cane with Small Base, Silver, Aluminum, 300 lb Weight Capacity
- Offset handle places the user’s weight over the base for maximum balance and control.
- Low profile, 4-point base further enhances stability.
- Rounded edge base plate helps prevent scraping and bruising of ankles.
- Attractive finish resists marring and scratching.
- Easy push-button height adjustment with locking collet for added security.
- Height adjusts from 29″ to 38″ in 1″ increments.
- Tool-free left- to right-hand adjustment is made easily.
- Maximum weight capacity 300 lb.
Packaging4 Each / Case
Shipping Dimensions25 X 9 X 8 Inches
QUAD CANES / 4-PRONG CANES
Browse our selection of quad canes for sale on AvaCare Medical now. Many of our quad or 4 prong canes are recommended by experienced doctors and physical therapists. Choose a top quality quad cane now!
What is a Quad Cane?
A quadripod cane, or a quad cane, for short, is referred to as such due to its four legs (‘quad’ is a latin root word for four). A 4 legged cane starts off as a regular cane, but a few inches to the bottom, it features a base with four prongs. The prongs feature rubber tips, for optimal traction.
A four prong cane will provide more support than a single tip cane can. It is definitely the most stable, sturdy cane available today. A 4 point cane has more of an ability to hold weight than any other kind of cane.
When to Use a Four Prong Cane
Quad or four prong canes are used by patients following surgery, and by seniors and disabled individuals. Using a quad cane not only provides the user with support; it can also allow them to move around without putting pressure on injured areas. A four legged cane can also be used following bedrest, during the time period where one is redeveloping his walking or balance skills. One who uses a walker and is progressing in physical therapy may be told to upgrade to a quad walking cane.
Benefits of Using a Quad Cane
There are several advantages to using a quad cane. There is one disadvantage; using a 4 prong walking cane will cause one to walk at a slower pace. But it really depends on how you look at it; often, individuals who require the use of a quad cane are better off walking more slowly and carefully. So, in essence, the one disadvantage is really an advantage for most! Here are another few benefits that using a quad cane will offer you.
Oftentimes, a person will carefully set his single tip cane up against a table or chair before sitting down, and then ease himself into position. A few minutes after settling comfortably into the armchair or couch, he’ll be startled by a bang: The sound of his cane crashing to the floor.
So, at some point, he is going to have to bend way down to pull the cane off the floor and set it straight. But for some, doing the aforementioned is not simple. Bending down low requires extreme exertion, and can be frightening, since it can make the person feel that he is losing his balance. A quad cane is a walking cane with 4 legs that allow it to stand on its own: There’s no need to even think about having to lift it from the floor.
Keep in mind, though, that you should only grab onto a four footed cane for support once you’re already standing; don’t use the cane to get up into a standing position, since it wasn’t designed for that, and therefore, shouldn’t be relied on to accomplish that safely.