Falls among older adults are extremely common. “Each year, a quarter of those 65 years of age or older fall. These falls can result in debilitating, sometimes fatal, injuries and affect psychosocial status and quality of life” (Howland et al., 2018). That’s why it is imperative to use a mobility aid device if you have been recommended to do so by a medical professional, or if you find yourself having imbalance issues. Using a walking cane with added stability, such as the Cyclone Cane and BigFoot Cane, can significantly aid in preventing falls and slips.
“In 2015, 2.5 million older adults in the U.S. were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal fall-related injuries and more than 734,000 of these patients were hospitalized. In that year, the direct medical costs for older adult falls exceeded $50 billion” (Howland et al., 2018). This, combined with older adults avoiding the use of walking canes due to a fear of being perceived a ‘helpless’, creates a significantly dangerous scenario. “Falls among the elderly are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. They constitute the second leading cause of unintentional deaths after road-traffic accidents.” (Alshammari, S. A., et al. 2018). Therefore, it makes sense that you would want to minimize your risk of falling as you age by any means possible.
The Cyclone and BigFoot Canes provide the user with a larger cane tip, when compared to competitors, that ensures sure-footed control with every step. At its most basic level, their larger surface area provides additional support. To expand, both cane tips are built with articulating technology, meaning they support your weight throughout your whole gait and flex for maximum grip on virtually any surface. Additionally, the Cyclone and BigFoot Cane tips’ advanced tread caters to any terrain, whatever the weather.
The Cyclone Cane tip provides superior traction and stability in a compact size (while still providing 2x the surface area of a standard cane tip); the ultimate in support and agility. The BigFoot Cane tip provides over 4x the surface area of a standard cane tip and mimics the support of a human foot; the ultimate in stability.
“Even when falls do not require medical attention, the experience can result in fear of falling, which can be psychologically disabling and lead to future falls through physical deconditioning.” (Howland et al., 2018). Hence the need for a walking cane, or mobility aid with superior support. Having a stable cane by your side can provide relief and comfort for when you need it most. The BigFoot Cane’s tip additionally features leaf-springs and shock-absorbing dampeners to lessen the impact of walking, which means decreased wear and tear on your body. Both the Cyclone & BigFoot canes provide support and stability for those who need balance support as they age – and they both feature patent-pending technology – putting them ahead of competitors.
Falls among older adults are unfortunately commonplace. Staying active and using a stable, supportive walking cane like the Cyclone and BigFoot Canes can at least minimize your chances of slipping and falling. With advanced technology and superior stability, these canes can provide some peace of mind for those who experience instability. (If you are not quite ready to use a walking cane but are in need of some balance support, check out the PrimeStick for a more active alternative).
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Alshammari, S. A., Alhassan, A. M., Aldawsari, M. A., Bazuhair, F. O., Alotaibi, F. K., Aldakhil, A. A., & Abdulfattah, F. W. (2018). Falls among elderly and its relation with their health problems and surrounding environmental factors in Riyadh. Journal of family & community medicine, 25(1), 29–34. Link.
Howland J, Hackman H, Taylor A, O’Hara K, Liu J, Brusch J (2018) Older adult fall prevention practices among primary care providers at accountable care organizations: A pilot study. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0205279. Link.