To correctly use a cane, make sure that the point of the cane and the affected leg strike the ground at the same time. Move them simultaneously each time you take a step.
- Position the cane
Hold the cane in the hand opposite your injured leg. Position it so the point is about one half-step in front of you.
- Take a step
Push off from your injured leg. Swing the cane and the leg forward at the same time.
- Complete the step
Bring your injured leg and the tip of the cane down at the same time. Step forward with your uninjured leg to catch up to the cane.