How to Use a Cane On the Stairs

Cindy demonstrates How to Use a Cane on the Stairs.

Going up the stairs

Place the cane in the opposite hand of the rail or other hand hold ***if there is no rail or other hand hold, the cane goes on the opposite side of the weak/injured leg

Always lead up with the good/strong leg first

Leave the cane down on the floor or step you are leaving with the weak/injured leg

Put weight through the hand on the rail and on the cane in order to support the weak/injured leg, as you step up with the good leg, followed by the cane and the weak/injured leg

Going down the stairs

Place the cane in the opposite hand of the rail, or other hand hold ****If there is not a rail or other hand hold, the cane will go on the opposite side of the weak/injured leg

Place the cane down on the step below

Followed by the weak/injured leg, then the good leg

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***Check out the related video on:

Common Types of Canes https://youtu.be/ZOKwNOgw7FM

How to Use a Cane https://youtu.be/sNxSvhsYP1Y

How to Adjusted Canes https://youtu.be/F9NjkMAD3_A

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