How To Use and Adjust the 3rd Foot Cane

The 3rd Foot Cane is designed to help you maintain or regain an upright walking gait with your arm next to your side using the cane foot to maintain balance. Watch The How to Use Videos to learn how to use the cane foot to maintain your upright posture, balance and stability when walking.

Adjust the cane high enough so that when your arm is next to your side, your weight is evenly distributed between the cane foot and your feet without leaning forward or towards the cane.Keep your head up and your line of sight in the direction that you're walking unless you're on the stairs or making a transition from one surface height to another. When you look down at the ground when walking you have to shorten your step and stride. Your body has less balance and less stability and your feet are unable to strike the ground from heel to toe and engage your core muscles.

Wrap your index finger around the front of the cane shaft. Place your thumb across the top of the cane handle like in the photos or around the front of the cane shaft.

1. Stand up straight with your arm next to your side. Angle the bottom of your leg and the bottom of the cane foot and the back of your foot and the back of the cane foot out in front of the rest of your body like in a normal step and in the How To Use Video. Let the weight of your body roll over the cane foot and your foot together as a pair.

2. When you press on the front or back of your foot press on the front or back of your foot at the same time and if the cane is adjusted high enough it will maintain your upright posture, balance and stability.

The front of the cane foot moves with and Not ahead of the front of your foot like a traditional cane when you walk.

The cane foot can be used with the foot next to the cane or the opposite foot.

If you have a stronger and weaker side or are rehabbing after surgery put the cane foot next to your stronger leg use the cane foot with your weaker side or opposite foot.

***To distribute more weight onto the cane foot after an injury or after hip, knee or ankle surgery move the cane foot slightly behind the front of your foot when you walk

*** When bending down or on the stairs use the cane foot with the opposite foot.

If you have to stand for any length of time without moving place the cane next to your weaker leg. You can adjust the cane higher to make it easier to stand if you need to.

*** Tighten the rings after adjusting the cane. If the top and bottom of the cane need realigning after adjusting the cane, follow these steps: Turn the cane sideways. Put your foot on top of the cane foot. Loosen the bottom ring. Pull the cane handle towards you to realign the top and bottom of the cane. Lastly, tighten the rings.

** If the cane is not adjusted high enough or the cane foot is extended in front of your body you will not feel stable. This is not a traditional cane that you lean on to maintain balance. It is designed to maintain your body's alignment and allow your hip, knee, and ankle joints to work together when you walk to help maintain the body's natural alignment, balance and stability.

*** Keep your eyes focused in the direction you're moving and not down at the ground when you walk. When you walk looking down at the ground you have to shorten your step and stride and your body has less balance and stability. You're unable to maintain the natural curvature of your spine and your feet are unable to contact the ground from heel to toe and engage your core muscles.

Using 2 Canes

 

*** When using 2 canes move the canes with the opposite foot. Make sure the front of the cane foot moves with and not ahead of the front of your feet when you walk.

***If you have two different length legs adjust the cane next to your longer leg to match the height of your shorter leg.

1. Place that cane next to your longer leg.

2. Move the cane next to your longer leg with the foot of your opposite or your shorter leg when you walk.

3. Keep your arms close to the outside of your body when you walk and let the cane foot maintain balance.

Make sure the front of the cane foot moves with and not ahead of the front of your foot with your arms close to your side when you walk. The 3rd Foot Cane should not not be used with your arms extended away from your body like a traditional cane that you lean on. Read the FAQ section for more information.

When both canes are adjusted high enough and moved with the opposite foot you'll be able to walk upright without leaning forward or onto the cane handles to maintain balance.

Tighten the rings after adjusting the cane. If the top and bottom of the cane need realigning after adjusting the cane, follow these steps: Turn the cane sideways. Put your foot on top of the cane foot. Loosen the bottom ring. Gently pull the cane handle towards you to realign the top and bottom of the cane. Lastly, tighten the rings.

 

Watch The Video See The Difference!

1. Adjusting the Cane Height

2. Move the cane foot and your foot together as a pair

3. Keep your head up when you walk to increase your balance and stability

Using 2 Canes

Instructional video

Watch the instructional video below to learn how to use the 3rd Foot Cane.

How to Extend the And Align The Cane

The 3rd Foot Cane's patented three-piece shaft design allows a generous 17-inches of height adjustment. The cane is adjustable up to 39" for adults as tall as 6' 4". As well as younger users and growing teens that are between 4' and 5' tall.

The cane can be compacted down to 21-inches for shipping. Unlocking the cane is easy when you watch the video or follow these steps: 

1. Loosen the 2 rings on the cane. Place the cane foot between your knees like on the How To Adjust video. Press both "unlock" pegs.

2. Gently pull up until the bottom peg engages in the lower hole right above the lower ring.

If you are under 5' tall place the peg in the first hole right under the top ring.

Extend the top portion down or up until your weight is evenly distributed between the cane foot and your feet with your arm close to the outside of your body. The cane is adjustable for people from 4' to 6' 4" tall.

Tighten the rings after adjusting the cane to maintain the canes alignment.

If the top and bottom of the cane need realigning after adjusting the cane, follow these steps: turn the cane sideways. Put your foot on top of the cane foot. Loosen the bottom ring. Pull the cane handle gently towards you to realign the top and bottom of the cane. Lastly, tighten the rings.

Watch the How To Unlock And Adjust The 3rd Foot Cane Video on the Home Page. There are additional How To Use Videos on our Instagram Page. https://www.instagram.com/alignedasdesignedcane/

Now you can adjust the top portion to meet your height requirements!

Walking up or down a flight of stairs

When walking up or down a flight of stairs keep your line of sight on the stairs. Use the cane’s foot the same way you use your foot.

Instructions And Safety Precautions

The 3rd Foot Cane weights 20 ounces excluding the cane strap. Domestic Shipping weight 2.2 pounds including the shipping box and packaging. International Shipping weight including the shipping box 1.9 pounds.
The 3rd Foot Cane is a FDA registered mobility device. Patented in the United States and Canada.

Intended Use and Limitations: This cane is a walking aid and is not intended to absorb the full weight of the user. Not to be used by persons heavier than 350 lbs (159 kg). Not intended for use on ice or other slippery surfaces as it has the potential to slip. Safety Precautions: Consult a physician before using any assisted mobility device. Do not use unless individual segments are secured and the push buttons are fully engaged. 

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