Slide show: Tips for choosing and using canes
Photos of a proper cane tip
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The pliable rubber tip on the end of a cane grips the floor much like the tread on car tires grips the road. The tip of your cane can help provide traction on most surfaces. Make sure the rubber tip is supple and the tread is in good shape. If the tip looks worn, buy a replacement tip at a pharmacy or medical supply store.

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