In this section are non-standard ferrules including pivoting and shock-absorbing ferrules.
Pivoting ferrules have a large swivel base which enable walking sticks or crutches to maintain full contact with the ground when used at an angle or on uneven surfaces.1
All walking equipment should be fitted with a slip-resistant ferrule with a tread that is in good condition. Metal walking equipment must have a ferrule with a metal disc built in to prevent the stick penetrating the rubber.
Replacement of standard ferrules is usually available from the issuing authority if the walking aid has been loaned to you, otherwise contact the retailer who supplied your walking aid.1
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