FAQs

 

Do you need to relearn how to use a cane in order to benefit from the 3rd Foot Cane?

No! You do not have to relearn anything in order to benefit from the 3rd Foot Cane.  The unique design of the cane helps improve your posture and overall stability right out of the box! However, we do highly recommend that you watch Linda's "How to Use" video to get the most out of the 3rd Foot Cane.  It is amazing how quickly you will notice a difference when used as directed.

 

What is the science behind the 3rd Foot Cane?

 More than just another cane, the 3rd Foot Cane has been developed to support the complex biological movement machine – the human body.  The 3rd Foot Cane gives the user mechanical advantage without extending the distance between the axis of the hip and the contralateral hand. The shaft of this cane is aligned at an angle with the handle and the foot, with the top of the cane shaft more posteriorly aligned than the bottom.  Read more about the science in our recent Blog Post.

 

How do I adjust the height?

Adjusting the height of The 3rd Foot Cane is quick and easy.  With almost three feet of user-height range, The 3rd Foot cane is a perfect fit for children as well as adults 6'6" tall!  We have a complete video tutorial for you.  

 

How does the 3rd Foot Cane compare to Quad Canes?

We're glad you asked! There are many differences between The 3rd Foot Cane and quad canes, three prong canes, and single point canes.  It boils down to the science behind the way you walk.  The 3rd Foot Cane supports vertical alignment of the body and upright posture by acting as a third food.  Other canes can cause further disability by throwing your body forward and causing a hunched over walking gait.  If you're interested in learning more about the differences between The 3rd Foot Cane and Quad Canes, visit our comparison section.

 

Why is the foot of the cane larger in the front and smaller in the back?

The foot of the cane is designed to mimic the shape of a human foot.  The heel of your foot is smaller than the front of your foot. In natural walking gait, your feet move from heel to toe, keeping your body in proper vertical alignment.  The 3rd Foot Cane's foot mimics this shape and movement, rolling from the smaller heel towards the bigger toe as you walk.

 

Can I use two canes?

Absolutely! If you require two canes to walk, or just like the extra stability, The 3rd Foot Cane is right for you.  Linda personally reaches out to every customer after they purchase - mention that you will be using two canes for her tips and suggestions. We even have a coupon for those ordering two canes at once.  Use the code "2canes" when checking out to save $10.  

 

Can the 3rd Foot Cane help with Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis makes walking painful. The 3rd Foot Cane is the only cane that maintains contact with the ground the way the human foot does, relieving some of the pain from plantar fasciitis by redistributing the body’s weight off the foot to the cane’s foot while walking.

 

Can the 3rd Foot Cane help you recover after your Hip/Knee Surgery?

Absolutely! The  3rd Foot Cane acts as a third foot (or fourth foot when using two) after hip or knee surgery transmitting some of the weight from your hips, knees and ankles allowing you to stand up straight with less pain, and to start walking normally again. See one of our customers testimonials here!

 

Does insurance cover the 3rd Foot Cane?

We are currently in the process of being approved for FSA eligibility.

 

Is there a warranty?

We stand behind our products 100%.  The 3rd Foot Cane and Crutch Foot have Limited Lifetime Warranty.  Find out more information about warranties on our Lifetime Warranty page.

 

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