Using a Cane on Stairs

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Using a cane on stairs can be very scary if you've never done it before. Always be as safe as possible when using a cane to go up and down stairs, and use the railing if the stairs have one.

The golden rule when using a cane on stairs is to go up with the good, and down with the bad. Also, the cane should be in your opposite hand, and always follow the bad leg.

This rule applies no matter what leg injury you have. So if it’s your hip, knee, or ankle, you would use the cane the same way.

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