How Is The 3rd Foot Cane Different From Other Canes
The 3rd Foot Cane is designed and Patented to help regain and maintain an upright, stable walking gait that engages and strengthens the core muscles by allowing the body to maintain alignment. The cane foot has the same proportions as the foot and can maintain balance from the back of the cane foot to the front of the cane foot without extending your arm and using a cane handle to maintain balance. The cane and cane foot move on the outside of the leg when walking helping maintain the body's natural alignment. Letting you move better, walk longer and get stronger by maintaining an upright stable walking gait that engages and strengthens the core muscles.
You can maintain balance without maintaining alignment, but you can't maintain alignment without maintaining balance and a stable upright walking gait that engages your core muscles.
Traditional cane feet with a tip or tips or prongs are not proportioned to move and maintain balance like a foot. They are adjusted to wrist height and used with your arm extended away from your body and use the cane handle to maintain balance because the tip, tips or prongs are unable to substitute and maintain balance like a foot. When you extend your underarm away from your body when walking and use a cane, crutch or walking stick handle to maintain balance your head stops being aligned and centered over the shoulders. Your shoulders over your hips and your spine loses its natural curvature and alignment. The core muscles that rely on your head being upright, aligned and centered over your shoulders and your feet contacting the ground from heel to toe to engage become weaker because of the way you're forcing your body to move to maintain balance. Continued use of results in a stiff, stooped unnatural walking gait because of the way your body is forced to be aligned and moved to maintain balance.
Watch the Customer videos and read the Customer Reviews to see the difference for yourself.
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2022
The store’s website got me hooked - so much helpful information. I asked one question before the purchase and got a prompt, detailed reply with additional helpful information.
What Is The Return Policy
We offer a full 30 Day Return Policy including paid return shipping for orders inside the Continental United States; return postage for International orders is the responsibility of the customer. If a product is damaged in transit domestically or Internationally then Aligned As Designed will replace the cane at no cost to the customer and provide a return label for the damaged cane to be returned to us. If the cane is returned and has been damaged, or altered by the customer after delivery we will not refund the order. For more information or to begin a return please contact Customer Service at 310-800-0110.
Does The 3rd foot Cane Improve Your Walking Gait When Walking Indoors And Outdoors
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2023
Nothing to hesitate about, you will not be disappointed, worth every penny. Elated walker in CT
Will The 3rd Foot Cane Work For Everyone?
The 3rd Foot Cane is designed, Patented and used by people of all ages and a variety of conditions that affect balance and mobility including gait retraining. Read the customer reviews under the Review Section from people with conditions like ataxia, MS, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's, EDS, SB, DISH, vestibular, stroke recovery and other conditions that affect mobility. As well as by people rehabbing from surgery and injuries that affect gait, alignment and mobility.
The cane will not work for everyone. Dementia affects the mind and the body's ability to coordinate and balance movement when walking. The cane is not recommended for people with dementia.
If you are unable to pick up your feet when you walk and you shuffle with your feet next to each other and your head downward and can't coordinate movement between the two sides of your body the cane will not work for you.
If someone has been diagnosed with severe kyphosis and their spine is curved forward and downward in front of the rest of their body the cane will not work for them.
There are 4 types of vertigo and most if not all physicians recommend using a walker and not a quad cane or any cane if someone has central vertigo which results in severe instability when walking and even standing. Many people with peripheral vertigo use two 3rd Foot Canes to maximize their stability and increase balance when walking, turning. Read the reviews from people with vestibular, drop foot and other conditions that affect balance.
Transitioning From a Walker
Most if not all people transitioning from a walker start with 2 canes for stability and to reestablish a balanced, stable, upright walking gait that maintains the head upright and centered over your shoulders and the body’s natural alignment before transitioning to one cane. Maintaining your body’s natural alignment engages and strengthens the core muscles as you walk letting you move better, get stronger and walk longer and allows you to reestablish a long enough stride and walking gait to maintain the body’s vertical stability when walking, turning, stepping back, sitting down, and standing up. The length of your walking stride determines how much vertical stability, alignment and balance your body has.
When you use a walker the length of your walking stride becomes too short, and your line of sight becomes positioned towards the ground right in front of you. When you walk looking down at the ground in front of you the length of your walking stride becomes too short, you have less balance and your body's core muscles become weaker because of the way the walker forces the body to be aligned, positioned, and moved to maintain balance.
The only time you should look directly down towards your feet when walking is when you’re on the stairs, in the dark, on a wet or slippery surface or transitioning from one floor surface height to another. You can glance down towards the ground in front of you without dropping your head down and see almost up to your toes.
Drive your body the way you drive your car, with your head upright and centered over your shoulders, your underarms next to your side and with your line of sight towards the ground in the direction you’re moving to maximize your balance and your body’s stability.
Transitioning From 2 Canes to 1 Cane
If you can walk towards a full-length mirror and maintain your midline when walking forward, turning, and taking a few steps backward like in the videos you only need one cane. For the average person transitioning from a walker to a cane after surgery takes 6 weeks until they can walk outside the house for an extended period without using 2 canes. If you have been using a walker for a long period of time it will take longer for you to transition from 2 canes to 1 cane.
Do I Need 2 Canes
The 3rd Foot Cane is designed and Patented to help people regain or reestablish an upright, stable, balanced walking gait that maintains the body's alignment and strengthens the core muscles when walking. The body's is designed to walk with the head upright and aligned and centered over the shoulders with the hip, knee and ankle joints working together in pairs to balance and evenly load and unload the weight of the body over and on the feet from heel to toe to engage and strengthen the core muscles.
If you have trouble maintaining your stability or midline after surgery or an injury with your head upright without leaning to one side when using one cane you will need 2 canes to help reestablish a stable, heel to toe walking gait that engages and strengthens the core muscles before transitioning to one cane and then none.
If you are transitioning from a walker to a cane you will need 2 canes before transitioning to one cane or you will not feel stable.
Some people use one cane in the house and prefer to use 2 canes when walking outside because it gives them added stability, independence and allows them to move better and walk longer.
If you can walk towards a full length mirror and maintain the midline of you body as you walk you only need one cane.
Call Customer Support if you need help deciding if you need one cane or two.
Transitioning From 1 Cane to No Cane
The 3rd Foot Cane foot was designed and Patented to move and maintain balance from the back of the cane foot to the front of the cane foot like a foot. Letting you walk upright with your arm next to your side and your head upright and centered over your body maintaining your body's natural alignment and engaging your core muscles that maintain upright posture, balance and stability helping you regain a stable, balanced upright walking gait. The cane foot contacts the ground together with your foot from heel to toe allowing you to regain and maintain a long enough walking stride to engage your core muscles and your body's vertical stability when walking, turning, stepping backward, sitting down and standing up. When you can walk towards a full-length mirror without a cane and feel stable and can maintain your midline when walking forward, turning, and taking a few steps backward you can start transitioning in the house from 1 cane to no cane. After you feel confident with no cane in the house start going out for short periods of time without a cane before going out of the house for longer periods of time.
Does The Way you Walk And Adjust The 3rd Foot Cane Matter
The 3rd Foot Cane needs to be adjusted and used differently than a traditional cane or you will not feel stable or get the benefit of upright posture, and a balanced walking gait. Adjusted the cane to leg height or higher and use the cane with your arm next to your side and the cane foot on the outside of your leg like in the customer and How to videos. Your weight should be evenly distributed between the cane/canes foot/feet and your foot/feet when when the cane is adjusted high enough. The cane foot maintains balance not the cane handle like a traditional cane. The cane height needs to be adjusted high enough for the cane foot to move and articulate like a foot when walking. The 3rd foot Cane's angled cane shaft moves on the outside of your leg at the same angle as the leg when walking helping support the natural alignment of the spine and weight bearing joints.
Watch the Customer and How To Videos to learn how to use the cane correctly.
Is Tripping Over the Cane Foot A Problem
The cane foot should not be moving in front of your body like a traditional cane foot. The cane and cane foot should be moving on the outside of your leg.
The front of the cane foot should be parallel to the front of your foot and not in front of it when walking. The cane foot is designed to contact the ground together with your foot from the back of the cane foot and the back of your foot to the front of the cane foot and the front of your foot and without extending your arm and the cane foot away from your body. watch the customer and How to videos on the Home Page.
No, have never tripped the third foot! -Amy Chapdelaine april 7, 2022
How do I know that I've adjusted the cane height correctly
Watch the How To Videos on the Home Page. Adjust the cane to leg height or higher. Make sure the cane is high enough so that when your arm is next to your side when standing and walking your weight is evenly distributed between the cane foot and your feet without leaning forward or towards the cane and you feel completely stable. Keep your hand relaxed and let the back of the cane foot contact the ground together with the back of your foot, let your weight roll over the cane foot and your foot together. When you press down on the front of your foot press down on the front of the cane foot at the same time. If you find yourself leaning forward or to one side, putting too much weight on the cane handle or don't feel completely stable keep adjusting the cane height higher until you feel completely stable when standing and walking. Your weight should be evenly distributed between the cane foot/feet and your foot/feet when the cane is adjusted correctly. Contact Customer Support if you need help adjusting and using the cane.
Can I use the cane if I have drop foot and how do I use it?
Linda's designed the cane for herself when she was relearning how to walk after she developed drop foot after a life altering car accident. She started with 2 canes, then transitioned to 1 and after the first year when she could bend the front of her foot without her toes rolling under to no cane.
Drop Foot Instruction
Put the cane next to your stronger side. When the foot with drop foot moves forward the cane foot moves forward together with it. Make sure the cane foot and the foot with Drop Foot contact the ground together. If your foot with drop foot does not contact the ground from heel to toe make sure that the cane foot and the foot with drop foot contact the ground the same way.
Adjusting: Place the cane foot next to the outside of the leg opposite to the foot with drop foot. Adjust the cane high enough so that the foot with drop foot and the cane foot maintain your upright posture and stability when your foot without drop foot comes off the ground and swings forward during the walking cycle. Your weight should be evenly distributed between the cane foot and your foot with drop foot. When the cane is adjusted high enough and the cane foot will provide a second point of contact that will stabilize the front of the foot with drop foot that keeps the toes from bending and curling under when walking forward and on a ramp and the stairs.
Read the customer reviews and watch the customer videos from people with drop foot using the cane on Amazon and our website. Keep your arm next to your side and your head upright when walking for the cane foot to provide a second point of contact throughout the walking cycle for the front of the foot with drop foot. There are additional cane videos and foot exercises to help reestablish a heel to toe walking gait on our Instagram page. contact customer support for additional information.
People with Parkinson's often lean slightly forward forcing their center of gravity in front of their feet instead of over their feet and have rapid short steps. An early indication of Parkinson's is a decrease of arm swing and scapula movement in one or both arms. The feet land flat on the floor instead of heel first helping maintain spinal alignment and the vertical stability and upright posture of the body.
Adjust the cane/canes for stability first. Make sure your foot and the cane foot contact the ground together and the same way. If you walk towards a full length mirror and the cane/canes are adjusted high enough and used with the cane foot on the outside of the leg when walking you will be able to maintain the midline of the body without leaning forward or towards one side or the other. Your center of gravity should be over your feet not in front of your feet when the cane/canes are adjusted correctly. The cane foot acts as a 3rd foot or a 4th foot if using two canes. Hold the cane handle with your thumb across the top of the cane handle and not over it and keep your index finger wrapped around the front of the cane shaft when walking like in the photo that comes with the cane.
If you don't have a heel to toe walking gait make sure that the cane foot and your foot/feet contact the ground together and in the same way. If you take small steps make sure that the front of the cane/canes foot/feet do not move ahead of the front of your foot/feet. After the first week or two you may need to adjust the cane height lower because when you feel stable when walking your muscles become more relaxed. As long as you feel stable and are not leaning forward or to the side you can adjust the cane/canes one peg lower. If you need help adjusting or using the cane/canes or are not sure of the correct height call Customer Support. There are cane foot exercises on our website, Instagram Page and Youtube channel. Ask your physician if those exercises are right for you and can help you reestablish a heel to toe walking gait before doing them.
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2022
But then I saw an illustration that showed exactly what I wanted: A cane with its user standing up straight.
When I received my new cane — and you have to realize that sometimes it’s the little things in life that count these days— its package was light enough for me to carry in all by myself! (However, the cane is very sturdy.)
I strongly recommend reading the information in the package and viewing the online videos before you use the cane. Its design is unique and you have to use it correctly to benefit.
My gait is at times off-center, so I contacted the company after looking at the documentation. The owner of the company, who is also the designer of the cane, contacted me. During a video call, Linda gave me information about body movement and some gentle exercises to do, and she helped me adjust the cane to the right height for me. Then there was walking practice and stable standing practice. (My mistake was not setting enough time aside for this and it’s not something you should rush through.) And yes, the cane is sturdy. I learned how to use it to get up from a chair with confidence.
It sounds like The 3rd Foot Cane works for people in many different situations. And all in all, it’s not difficult to to learn how to use it properly.
So now I’m hooked on this handy device. Now, I’m looking forward to taking a walk. I’ll be standing up straight, and looking ahead to where I want to go!
How do I use the cane if I have MS
There are 4 main types of multiple sclerosis, CIS, RRMS, PPMS and SPMS. The severity and progression of MS affects each patient differently. Maintaining the body's alignment when walking affects a person's core balance, strength and how long they can walk and how tired they get. Some people with MS will use one 3rd Foot Cane, some will need 2. Watch the video on the home page of Kent Jones-that_guy_with_ms, walking with one 3rd Foot Cane and the difference in his mobility and stability when walking with one 3rd Foot Cane and then 2. Watch the second video of him after using The 3rd Foot Canes for 2 years to see and hear him talk about the difference in his mobility, stability and walking using the 3rd Foot Cane. Look under the review section on the website to read reviews from other people with MS using the 3rd Foot Cane and see Ardra Shephard talking about The 3rd Foot Cane. Sign up for Ardra's Blog at trippingonair.com if you, a friend or a loved one has MS to stay updated on the most current lifestyle and health information about MS. If you need help adjusting or using the cane contact Customer Support at 310-800-0110
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2022
Kent Jones- that_guy_with_MS
After 20 years of multiple sclerosis and foot drop, I’ve used many different canes, walking sticks, forearm crutches, and wheelchairs (see pic). I’m what you might call a “caneisseur“ 😀
I bought the Aligned as Designed cane 15 months ago, not long after leaving my wheelchairs and working hard to walk again. Since then, I’ve bought three more - two additional for me to use as a pair on longer walks and one as a gift for my uncle with Parkinson’s (he hated regular canes but liked this). My post-wheelchair walking is a work in progress, but check out the video to see how it is now.
This cane looks, balances, and works differently than conventional canes. It’s a tool to help you stand tall and walk better, with less pain. It’s great for all that. Follow the instructions and their helpful videos and you’ll be happily surprised. If you just want a cane to help get out of chairs and get to the bathroom, or you prefer to walk hunched over, then any old regular cane should do. If you want to walk more like you used to and stay at eye level with others, and are a willing to try a new way, the AaD cane is a great choice.
Does The Cane work For someone with CRPS
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2022
Can I use two canes outside the house and one inside
Absolutely! Many people use 1 cane at home and 2 canes for daily walks for extra stability and to help them reestablish an upright balanced walking gait after an injury, stroke, or surgery. Others use 2 canes at home to exercise with to gently do standing stretches and core strengthening exercises with like on our Instagram videos. If you have any questions before or after you purchase the cane send Linda an email or call customer support at 310-800-0110.
How Do I Know If I Need 2 Canes?
After adjusting the cane walk towards a full length mirror. If you can walk towards the mirror and are completely stable while maintaining your midline without leaning forward or to one side during the walking cycle you only need one. You should be able to draw a straight line from the top of your head through the middle of your forehead, middle of your chin, chest, abdomen to the ground without shifting to one side or your arm without the cane swinging across the front of your body towards your other arm to help maintain balance.
Many people who use The 3rd foot Cane after a stroke can only use one cane to start because they are unable to hold a cane on their affected side. They start with one cane and as their affected side becomes stronger they transition to two canes to help reestablish a balanced walking gait on both sides of their body that maintains the body's alignment. Once a balanced step, stride and walking gait is reestablished they transition back to one cane and then none. When initially adjusting the cane/canes adjust the cane for stability first, try different cane heights until you find the height that makes you feel the most stable when standing and then walking. After the first week or two or if you feel like the cane height is too high adjust the cane height down one peg. If you have 2 different length legs watch the video for how to adjust the canes for 2 different length legs. Contact Customer Support if you need help or have any questions.
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2022
(Please Note that my video is the First TIME THAT I EVER used my 3rd foot canes to walk Outside; I had only owned them for 1 week. And they are helping me; imagine how much I could have helped myself had they been available when my stroke first happened, when I was much stronger!)
UPDATE: 10mos. later:
A regular cane did NOT improve my walking, or my balance or my stability in all that time (5yrs). Sadly, what the regular cane did do (and I tried them all) was leave my body crooked and bent to one side (toward the side holding the cane), as I got weaker from hovering over it. Using the 3rd Foot Canes, I now walk upright, I can actually look up at the sky, look around me and straight ahead as I walk. My posture is improving. I no longer have to lift my legs into my car by their pant legs and I am walking like normal - heel to toe (who knew!). The 3rd foot got me Off the walker, yay! I notice small improvements month after month and I will keep walking with my 3rd foot canes as I work to "Retrain" my brain to get improvements, however small. Not an easy process and Not a quick process!!
Strangers notice my 3rd foot canes, not only because the bottom looks like a foot, but especially because I don't walk hunched over like an old lady with balance issues. I can walk farther with the 3rd foot canes, my feet and legs hurt less, and I feel more stable. Thank you Aligned As Designed for inventing the 3rd foot cane!
This company gives The Best Customer Service EVER!!
(the 3rd foot cane is great on hilly and sloped terrain, too!)
If you have Elhlers-Danlos Syndrome do you use The 3rd Foot Cane with the foot next to the cane or the opposite foot?
How To Use the 3rd Foot Cane with Elhers-Danlos Syndrome
Elhers-Danlos Syndrome weakens and affects the connective tissues of the body. It is common for people with EDS to have lose and painful joints and fragile or stretchy skin. Use The 3rd Foot Cane with whichever foot ( the foot next to the cane or the opposite foot ) will decrease joint pain, increase the alignment and stability of the spine and other weight bearing joints and maintain an upright walking gait.
Adjust the cane high enough to keep your head up and your line of sight towards the ground in the direction you're walking.Drive your body the way you drive your car with your line of sight towards the ground in the direction you're moving to maximize your balance and your body's stability and alignment. The only time you should look down when walking if you have EDS or any other condition that affects mobility is when you're on the stairs, the dark on a wet or slippery surface or making a transition from one surface height to another. Keeping you head up and aligned and centered over your body helps maintain the alignment and curvature of the spine and the weight bearing joints and increases the body's balance and stability. Use the cane foot to maintain balance not the cane handle. If you find yourself putting too much weight on your wrist joints adjust the cane higher and relax your hand. Keep your arm next to your side and your hand relaxed when walking. Let the cane foot and your foot contact the ground together from back to front or heel to toe to maintain your balance. The cane foot provides a second point of contact when walking that takes weight off the hip, knee, and ankle joints and redistributes it between the cane foot and your feet. When the cane is used and adjusted correctly it should help stabilize your joints when walking and make walking easier allowing you to walk longer, feel stronger and put less stress on your joints. Some people with EDS use 2 canes to distribute more weight off of their joints and onto the cane feet. Contact Customer Support with any questions.
Does the 3rd Foot Cane Work For People with Muscular Dystrophy
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2022
Can the 3rd Foot Cane help with Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis makes walking painful because the fascia that runs from the heel to the toes becomes inflamed. The 3rd Foot Cane is the only cane foot that maintains contact with the ground from heel to toe the way the human foot does. By acting as a 3rd Foot that supports the foot and the vertical stability of the body from heel to toe it takes weight off the foot with plantar fasciitis and redistributes it between the cane foot and the user's feet relieving some of the pain caused from plantar fasciitis making walking easier and helping the foot to reestablish proper foot mechanics. Proper foot mechanics allows the foot to strike the ground from heel to toe and keeps the fascia from contracting and becoming painful.
How does the 3rd Foot Cane Walking Gait compare to single point, 3 Tip, & Quad Canes?
The 3rd Foot Cane is designed and Patented to use the cane foot to maintain balance and help regain an upright, stable walking gait that engages the core muscles and maintains the alignment of the spine and the weight bearing joints.
Traditional canes with a tip or tips or prongs or a cane handle on the top or front of the cane are designed to maintain balance using the cane handle. They do not maintain the body's alignment. You have to extend your arm away from your side and use the cane or walking stick handle to maintain balance because the cane foot or walking stick tip or tips or prongs are not designed or proportioned to move and maintain balance, stability and upright posture from the back to the front of the tip, tips, or prongs like a foot. When you extend your arm away from your body when walking and use a cane or walking stick handle to maintain balance your head stops being aligned and centered over the body. The length of your walking stride becomes too small and your body becomes less stable. Your feet stop contacting the ground from heel to toe and your core muscles become weaker because of the way you're forcing your body to move to maintain balance.
Single point, 3 tip, 4 tip and Quad canes continuously misalign and force the body to extend the arm or arms away from the body and use the cane handle to maintain balance. They force your body to move in ways it was never designed for to maintain the natural curvature of the spine, the alignment of the weight bearing joints or an upright, stable walking gait. They cause secondary disability unrelate to age, injury and conditions that affect mobility because of the way the force your body to be aligned, moved and positioned to maintain balance.
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2022
Can You Use The 3rd Foot Cane After Surgery Or An Injury
Absolutely! The 3rd Foot Cane foot moves and maintains balance like a foot. It acts like a third foot (or fourth foot when using two) taking weight off your hip, knee, and ankle joints and evenly transmitting some of the weight between the cane foot/feet and your feet helping you redevelop a balanced, stable, upright step, stride and heel to toe walking gait. If you are rehabbing after hip, knee, or ankle surgery or an injury keep the cane and the cane foot on the outside of your leg when walking like in the How To and Customer videos. Move the front of the cane foot slightly behind the front of your foot to take more weight off of your hip, knee, and ankle joints and redistribute it onto the cane foot or feet when you walk. Make sure the front of the cane foot moves on the outside of your leg like in the customer and How To videos and not ahead of the front of your feet like a traditional cane. Use the cane foot with the opposite foot after surgery. After an injury you can use the cane foot with the foot next to the cane or the opposite foot.
The angled cane shaft moves at the same angle as your leg when the cane is adjusted correctly and used with your arm next to your side helping maintain your body's natural alignment and keeping weight off your wrist and shoulder. The offset cane foot allows the hip, knee, and ankle joints to stay aligned and working together in pairs the way they are designed to work to evenly load and unload the weight of the body and help regain or redevelop a stable, upright walking gait. Customer Comments
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2022
Went to the local medical supply place and all they had was more of the same. So, I searched on Amazon for an alternative. Lots of cane designs, although none dramatically different other than the design of the ‘foot’. Then I came upon this gem. Yikes! $80??? OK, so there must be something about this one that justifies it to be at least 3x the cost of any of the others.
I read the description and watched the videos. Then, I read the concept behind it and the inventor’s story on the alignedasdesigned.com website. Amazing! She designed this device after a serious car accident that took eight years of recovery. The doctors said she’s never walk properly again nor be able to engage in martial arts, where she was a Black Belt. Helluva story, definitely read it.
So, I popped for the $80. Honestly, in the big scheme of what the surgery cost and everything associated with it, $80 didn’t even move the needle off of Zero.
The cane arrived in about a week. It took a day for me to become proficient with using the device. After that, totally natural. This cane afforded me freedom of movement in the house, up and down stairs, into and out of my truck. It is a gamechanger!!
I used the cane for about a month and now I am mostly getting along without it. Seriously, don’t waste your money on a typical cane or one of the other goofball canes with a weird foot. This is the only one to get.
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2022
Thank you. You have made my life so much better.
Just yesterday I received a 3rd Foot Cane.
My wife, who for years criticized me for walking facedown, noticed immediately (as I did) that the 3rd Foot Cane corrected my habitual poor posture and I have been practicing using the cane in the house. I feel three inches taller and I discover that I am taking deeper breaths. I love this thing.
Why is the foot of the cane larger in the front and smaller in the back?
The 3rd Foot Cane foot is ergonomically designed to mimic the shape and biomechanics of a human foot. The back of your foot is smaller and the front is larger to help maintain your body's alignment, balance and vertical stability when walking. The 3rd Foot Cane and Crutch foot are proportioned to maintain a second point of contact from the back of the cane or crutch foot to the front of the cane or crutch foot like a foot. Letting you walk upright without extending your arm/arms and leaning on or towards a cane, crutch or walking stick handle to maintain balance.
Does the cane foot stand up by itself
The cane foot does not stand the cane up by itself like a cane foot with tips that you extend away from your body and lean on to maintain balance putting stress on your spine and weight bearing joints. You can stand the cane up against a wall using the back of the cane handle, or use the edge of a cabinet, a towel rack as well as on the back of most chairs using the cane strap looped over the cane handle. You can use the handles of 2 canes to stand the canes up by themselves. The cane foot was designed to let you stand up straight with balance and stability with your arm close to your side and your head centered between your shoulders without leaning on a cane handle.
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2022
Is The 3rd Foot Cane Patented?
The 3rd Foot Cane, cane foot and crutch foot are Patented in the United States, Canada and China.
What is the science behind the 3rd Foot Cane?
The cane was designed following the principles of Davis's Law and Wolff's Law. Drs Davis and Wolff were two orthopedic surgeons. Dr Davis is best know for the term, "Use it or lose it". Davis's Law describes how soft tissue models along imposed demands and how that tissue will adapt, change or heal in the manner in which they are mechanically stressed. Wolffs Law describes how healthy bone will remodel itself over time becoming stronger to resist any loads placed upon it. The inverse is true as well. Bones become weaker and less dense if the loading on a bone decreases. The shape and alignment of a bone can change if the loading causes continuous misalignment and stress upon the bone.
You can maintain balance without maintaining alignment, but you can't maintain alignment without maintaining balance! If you walk with your arm extended away from your side or leaning forward or to one side to maintain balance your spine loses alignment, your core muscles become weaker and will become more bent over with time because of the way you're forcing your body to move to maintain balance-Davis's Law. In other words you are the way you walk. Practice good or bad makes permanent.
When you walk looking down at the ground with your arm or arms extended away from your sides when walking to maintain balance your head becomes positioned in front of the rest of your body. You have to shorten the size of your step, stride and gait or you'll fall forward. Your feet stop contacting the ground from heel to toe. Your core muscles between your head and neck and between your shoulder blades that rely on a heel to toe walking gait to maintain your head upright and the alignment of your spine stop engaging making you less stable. The weight bearing joints are designed to work together in pairs to maintain alignment and the load and unload the weight of your body evenly over and on your 26 bones and 33 joints in each foot to maintain balance and an upright stable walking gait. When you look down at the ground when you walk your visual field becomes smaller and unless something is right in front of your toes you won't have enough time to avoid it or walk around it. You are the way you walk. Form follows function. Bone function changes cause bone structure modification-Wolff's Law. If you walk bent over a cane to maintain balance your core muscles become weaker with each step you take because they are not being engaged the way they are designed to engage when you walk. You become more bent over with time because of the way you're forcing your body to move to maintain balance. If you walk upright and stay upright you will become upright with time because you're using your body the way it was designed to be used to maintain or regain alignment, upright posture, balance and stability-Davis's Law.
The 3rd Foot Cane's offset cane foot supports and maintains the weight of the body from heel to toe, or back to front without having to lean forward or onto a cane handle to maintain balance like a single pt, 3 tip, 3 prong or 4 tip cane. When the cane is adjusted and used correctly with the arm close to the side the head stays centered between the shoulders, the shoulders over the hips and the hip, knee and ankle joints are able to evenly balance and load and unload the weight of the body over and on the feet. The body maintains alignment and vertical stability and the weight bearing joints are able to work together in pairs the way they were designed to work to evenly load and unload the body's weight over and onto the feet helping engage the core muscles responsible for upright posture, balance, and stability. When the body maintains alignment with the feet contacting the ground from heel to toe it allows you to maintain, regain or develop a stable size step, stride, and upright walking gait. You are the way you walk.
Does insurance cover the 3rd Foot Cane?
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Is there a warranty?
We stand behind our products 100%. The 3rd Foot Cane and Crutch have Limited Lifetime Warranty. Find out more information about warranties on our Lifetime Warranty page.
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