WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
When using a cane, hold it in the hand opposite the side that needs support. When climbing stairs with a cane, lead with your ‘good’ leg, but when descending, put your cane on the step first and then step down with your weaker leg. When using a walker, move the walker forward about one footstep ahead of you and set it down firmly before you take a step. Always take small steps. And lead into the walker with your weakest leg. never use a walker on stairs or escalators, and if your walker has wheels, lock the brakes anytime you sit or stand. Keep area rugs out of your way to prevent your cane or walker catching on the edge and tipping over.