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Your walking stick's handle should reach your wrist bone. You can check this by standing upright, wearing your usual walking shoes, and measuring the distance from the floor to your wrist bone.
First, hold the walking stick on what you deem to be your "good" side. From here, take a step with your "poor" side. Bring the walking stick forward at the same time as this. The walking stick and your "poor" leg should move together.