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Updated on August 8, 2010

Walking Canes with Seat

 Walking canes often become necessary when lower limb conditions such as osteoarthritis cause pain. They can also be used following stroke or other neurological disorder.

Pain and disfunction frequently result in decreased exercise tolerance, limiting how far an individual is able to walk. This can create a psychological barrier as the lack of confidence in mobility can confine someone to familiar territory where they know of each place to rest.

Having a walking cane combined with a seat allows the user to confidently mobilize as they know a rest is never far away.

Walking Cane with Seat

Types of Cane with Seat

There are many different canes available but most fall into one of three categories.

1) Folding Tripod: This popular style has a folding mechanism that produces a low stool on three legs. It provides the most stable seat and is good for those who require lengthy rests to recover. The downside is the height of the seat as it can be a little low for tall people, making it difficult to get off. (See right)

2) Sling monopod: This traditional design has a leather or material sling that opens out at the top of the cane. The user then sits on the sling and leans back on the support of the cane. This allows most of the body weight to be taken by the cane but does not offer complete rest as balance is still required.

3) Flip-top monopod: This style has a small wooden or plastic seat that flips into place at the top of the stick. Like the sling cane, only one leg supports body weight so both feet need to be on the ground and some balance is required.

When choosing an elderly mobility aid, always remember to check the maximum safe working load when in the seat configuration. Many cheap models have very low working weights making them unsuitable for many users. Heavier people should look for a bariatric cane with seat.

The Tripod Cane Seat

 This cane is adjustable in both configurations and with a maximum seat height of 22" it is easy to stand from.

It has a maximum working load of 250 lbs and is a great all purpose cane. One of the more popular choices.

The Folding Cane Seat

 Perfect for travelling, this cane by 'Flipstick' folds down to be stored in a handy carry case. Despite its compact size, the recommended maximum user weight is 280 lbs.

It has a durable moulded plastic seat and the usual non-slip base. A good choice for anyone who just needs the occasional rest on long trips.

The Utility Cane Seat

This 'Spectator Seat' has everything to ensure you are prepared when out.

It is a walking cane, seat and umbrella all in one.

The seat is a 13" wide sling making this a great product for a day outdoors.

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      henpraise 6 years ago

      I really like this article about walking canes for sale . I carve as a hobby and love using and carving walking sticks-but none of mine are as beautiful as these in this hub.

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      Annie Erker 7 years ago

      Thank you, mcbean. I searched Amazon for "cane seat", not "cane stool". You'd think it would show up under either, but the results for each are very different. Maybe you can add that to your article. I ordered Tripod Walking Cane with Seat, but will order the 300# cane stool. Annie

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      mcbean 7 years ago from A planet far, far away

      Sorry, link didn't work but search Cane Stool on Amazon and you should find it.

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      mcbean 7 years ago from A planet far, far away

      Hi Annieerker,

      I found this one that handles 300lbs:

      Cane Stool

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      annieerker 7 years ago

      I am having trouble finding a bariatric cane with seat. The seats that hold 250 pounds will do, but if there is a cane with seat that goes to 300 pounds, I would feel more secure.

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Wow a walking cane, seat, and umbrella all in one, who knew? :0 Thanks for another informative hub.