Tripods & quadrupods

Tripod and quadrupod walking sticks have either a three or four-point base that is broader than the base of a standard walking stick. This may be an option to consider if you require more support and security when out and about. The width of the base varies between models. Several of these tripod and quadrupod walking sticks are also height adjustable.

A possible drawback is that these sticks are less easy to move than a standard walking stick and may cause a trip hazard. Assessment for the correct form of walking stick is recommended.

Some of the necks and handles for these walking sticks are designed to help reduce strain on your wrist. A swan neck shaft helps to distribute your weight more centrally over the base. They can be held in your left or right hand via a hand grip, or have a crutch style cuff and hand grip.