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If you have a stronger side, hold the cane on that side.
1. Get your balance.
2. Move the cane and your weaker leg forward.
3. Support your weight on both the cane and your weaker side.
4. Step with your stronger leg.
5. Start again from step 1.
1. Roll the walker (or lift it, if you’re using one without wheels) forward about 12 inches.
2. Step forward with your weaker leg first.
3. Use the walker to help keep your balance.
4. Bring your other foot forward to the center of the walker.
Check with your healthcare provider about the right walking aid to use. Ask about a walker with a seat attached.
Check the tips of your cane or walker to make sure they have nonskid covers.
Move slowly from room to room. Don’t rush.
Sit down to get dressed.
Use a fanny pack or backpack to keep your hands free.
Get help for jobs that mean climbing, even on a stepstool.
Do not try going up or down stairs using a walker.