It is important to make sure the walking stick you have has been adjusted to fit your body and is the right type to meet your needs.
Using a walking aid correctly allows you to stay active and keep doing the activities you enjoy.
A badly fitted walking stick may make it more difficult or more uncomfortable to walk. This guide is for people who want to use a walking stick for balance or because of joint pain. If you have had a stroke please talk to your doctor for advice on whether or not to use a walking stick.