A Step in the Right Direction
Welcome! My name is Bob, the sole owner of My Third Leg canes. I want to thank you for visiting my site. I am in the business of producing and selling canes that are patterned after a human leg bone. My hope is to convince you as to why you should consider purchasing one. This cane is a quality cane that will provide a lifetime of use. Being a small business, I can provide one on one, personal customer service and I invite you to call me if you have any questions I may be able to answer. Just by visiting this site, you are taking a step in the right direction.
Made In USA
The first thing people notice about the cane is that it looks like a human leg bone. This unique and whimsical design brings a smile to most people’s faces. It attracts their attention and sometimes a laugh as strangers comment about different the design is. Many people tell me they have never seen a cane like mine before. When people see it, their attention is immediately drawn to the cane and away from any disability. In addition to being a cane that is fun to use; My Third Leg offers many important features that other canes do not. People often ask what makes a My Third Leg cane special.
The handle of a My Third Leg Cane is shaped like a cone or tapered cylinder to allow a person’s palm and fingers to carry equal pressure. When a force is concentrated along pressure sensitive areas of the palm, blood flow is restricted. The straight handles found on most canes today actually cut blood flow due to pressure being concentrated in a small area and in a straight line across a person’s palm. This not only causes fatigue but may be a cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Having a conical shaped handle with a larger surface area spreads the pressure out over a larger surface. A person’s palm and all five fingers share the weight.
19° Degree Angle
The 19 degree angle of the handle helps to increase blood flow. This angle allows a person’s wrist to remain as straight as possible and in a neutral position. A straight wrist allows for better blood flow enabling a person to use the cane for longer periods of time without becoming tired. Grip strength is also increased by having the wrist in this neutral position.
My Third Leg Canes are often the cane of choice for people who need a cane but refuse to use one because they believe they are either too young or they are showing weakness by using one. Family members often purchased a Third Leg cane as a gift for someone who refuses to use a cane hoping it will help them overcome their reluctance. It can truly change a person’s life. If you read what customers have to say in the testimonials section, you will see that many people who resist using a cane actually enjoy a My Third Leg cane.
e.g. A soldier purchased a cane for his father who over time had been given three canes. He wouldn’t use one and the canes sat in a closet. At Christmas, he was given a My 3rd Leg cane and when he opened the gift, he laughed hysterically. That evening he invited his best friend over to look at his new cane. They talked and had a few laughs. The next morning, he said to his wife, “Fred and I are going to the Bass Pro Shop”. That was a shock to the family because, with the exception of appointments, he hadn’t been out of the house for well over a year. He was gone for hours and when he returned, he talked about all the people who approached him about his new cane. He said, “Call the guy who sold you the cane and tell him to send about fifty more business cards.” Now the family can’t keep him home. The soldier told me; I gave my father a cane. You gave him his life back.
The person’s disability becomes secondary and the cane becomes the focus of attention. My Third Leg Canes are not only a conversation piece; they are lightweight, comfortable, exceptionally strong, and fun. It’s not just another cane, it is a cane to be proud of.
How do you choose the right cane for you?
Many cane designers make their cane pleasing to a consumer’s eye but do not pay much attention to function. Eye appeal is important and should be considered, but comfort, strength, weight and cost shouldn’t be overlooked when selecting a cane. When I designed my cane I paid a lot of attention to every aspect of the cane, but especially to the handle. A quality cane should provide support and assist with balance while reducing fatigue. Some canes do a better job of this than others. Many cane handles are almost an assault on a person’s wrists, hands and joints. Measure and make sure you are ordering the correct length cane. Shop around in stores and the internet to educate yourself as to what is available. Talk to other cane uses. Call me and I will send you a cane to try.
If you have a question or would like to talk to Bob personally, contact him at 315-796-2263.