Stair Climbing with Crutch/Cane

Going UP the stairs:
  • Use a hand rail and crutch/cane
  • Step UP with your non-surgical leg first.
  • Follow with your surgical leg & crutch/cane, one stair at a time.
Stair Climbing 1
Going DOWN the stairs:
  • Use a handrail and crutch/cane.
  • Place your crutch/cane on the step below.
  • Step down with your surgical leg first.
  • Follow with your non-surgical leg, one stair at a time.
Stair Climbing 2

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