Why Choose a Fischer Handle Walking Stick?
Have you ever wondered what the most comfortable walking stick handle could be? Most of us think of a curved crook handle or maybe a Derby handle, and while these can be comfortable enough for most users, they can actually be quite painful on the hands and wrists (especially for people with arthritis).
See the Fischer Handle in Action!
To help demonstrate just how comfortable the Fischer handle is, we've put together a short video highlighting why it's our favourite anatomical handle.
Ergonomic and Anatomic Handles
To make a cane or walking stick as comfortable as possible for arthritic users, walking stick manufacturers have been moulding anatomic and ergonomic handles for years. These tend to take on curved shapes, meant to meet each of the natural curves of the human hand to reduce pressure spots on the palm and fingers as you lean on the stick. After reviewing countless handle shapes and designs, the most comfortable handle we've tried is the Fischer Handle.
What Makes a Fischer Handle So Comfortable?
At first glance the handle might look a little odd (we've even heard it described as a 'hip bone'), but behind its shape is an ingenious symbiosis with the average human hand. Here's how it works:
- Designed to feel instinctive when clasped (even more natural than shaking hands!)
- It's extra-wide at the top of the handle, creating as much contact with the palm as possible
- By contouring to the palm of a closed hand, it ensures minimum pressure on each part of the palm
- It allows ample space for the fingers to naturally wrap around, reducing finger pain compared to any other handle
- It angles the hand in a healthy way to create as little wrist and forearm strain as possible
Where Can I Get My Hands on a Fischer Handle Cane?
Predictably, we've curated a sizable selection of walking sticks with Fischer handles, which we see as the best ergonomic handle out there. To find your perfect option, check out our entire range of Fischer handle walking sticks, or take a look at some of our favourites below:
Still Exploring the World of Walking Sticks?
If you don't want to take our word for it, there are still plenty of other ergonomic and comfortable walking stick handles to try! If you'd like to see all the walking stick handles we have on offer, feel free to browse our Walking Sticks by Handle Section, where we've conveniently organised all our sticks according to handle shape.
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