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How to Measure the Best Length Walking Stick for You

It is not an exact science, but the simplest way to get the right length stick for use as a comfortable walking aid is to measure from the crease of your wrist between hand and forearm, to the floor, wearing your normal footwear. This will mean that when you are using the stick for support your arm will be slightly bent at the elbow.

If you will be using a walking stick for hiking or as a stylish fashion accessory, then it is more a matter of personal preference. Hiking sticks are usually longer, reaching several inches above your elbow when your arm is relaxed and by your side.

If you are using a stick for reasons other than recreation and relaxing walks, and you have been advised to use a stick by a doctor, please consult your physician regarding the correct size of stick for you.