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The BEST cane!!
on August 11, 2015
The HurryCane is my favorite, all-purpose cane because it is comfortable to grip, lightweight, pivots to make walking more natural, and will stand on its own, with careful placement on select flooring. I own 4 canes, and I've had some experience with them over the years for various injuries, most recently a broken leg. This is the cane I always select when I am going out, to doctor's appointments, etc. The HurryCane folds easily, although you have to be careful; I pinched a finger when I first tried it. Despite the fact that it folds, the HurryCane is very supportive and it does not feel like you are compromising stability for compactness. The only negative is that the HurryCane does not stand up on its own as well as advertised; it will not stand up on gravel or uneven flooring, such as travertine and most carpets. With careful placement, it will stand on level surfaces, such as wood floors and flat tile, but sometimes it still falls over in this setting. However, the ability to have the HurryCane stand alone allows you to use both hands for something else (like finding that item at the bottom of your purse). Another incredibly useful feature is that if it falls, you can carefully stand on the base to make it stand back up. So although the HurryCane doesn't always stand up, it is so handy that it still rates 5 stars.
Here is my comparison:
The HurryCane is lightweight and comfortable, offering excellent support. It has a comfortable contoured handle. I am 5'2" and it fits my height comfortably, in the lowest setting. I measured and it can be extended ~7" more to accommodate taller individuals. It also comes in more interesting colors, like blue, as compared to other canes. My husband calls it my "Ninja cane," because of the way it folds and unfolds, so it has added a little humor to life as well.
I've included a picture of the different canes from the front, as well as an overhead view, so you can better see the base of each cane.
Basic cane (shown on left in picture): this was issued by the hospital a few years ago as I was getting out of a wheelchair after pelvic fractures. The candy-cane style hand is moderately comfortable, not as comfortable as the HurryCane, and it's weight is similar. This cane does not offer as much support throughout the gait cycle as the HurryCane; the pivoting action of the HurryCane offers more allows for more natural walking.
Self-standing cane (pictured second from the left): this mini-quad cane offers a little more stability than the HurryCane, which has a smaller tripod base. It will stand on some flat carpets and rough floors like travertine, where the HurryCane often will not. It is also about twice as heavy as the HurryCane. I use it the least often. If you need a sit-to stand feature, this cane has one in a compact design. Because of prior shoulder injuries, I do not use it, but if your shoulders can tolerate the weight-bearing of getting up with this, it is a handy feature. This cane also has a small light, which is intended to aid walking in the dark, in one of the handles. Also, there is a small area for storage in the handle, with enough room for a key, emergency money, or a few emergency pills. Overall, unless you need an added feature like the light, storage, or sit-to-stand assistance, I recommend that you spend your money on the HurryCane. This Palo Apallo self-standing cane was purchased on Amazon for ~$50.
Quad cane (shown on right): this offers superior stability and I use this when in the yard. Unlike the HurryCane, the quad cane will stand alone on gravel and in the grass, although it occasionally falls over if I place it on an incline. This offers more support than the HurryCane, but feels about twice as heavy. The sit-to-stand option is a helpful feature if you need assistance standing. This HealthSmart sit-to-stand quad cane was also purchased on Amazon for $35.