Going Up & Down Stairs Safely with an Injured Leg - Ask Doctor Jo. Going Up and Down Stairs Safely with an Injured Leg http://www.AskDoctorJo.com Using stairs can be scary if you have a leg or knee injury. These tips will help you use the stairs safely. Read Doctor Jo's blog post about this video, http://www.askdoctorjo.com/content/going-and-down-stairs-injured-leg
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Steps can be a scary place when your balance is not good. It can be even scarier when you have a leg injury. When going up and down the steps with a leg injury, you want to use your strong side to do most of the work. In the rehab setting we have many sayings to help you remember what to do. "Up with the good, down with the bad" is my favorite. Another helpful one is "Good goes to heaven (up), bad goes to hell (down)."
When going up the steps, you want to step up with your uninjured side so you can power yourself up. This is using a "step to" approach where each foot touches each step. When you are going down, you want to lead with your injured side. This is because when going down, the leg staying on the step is doing all the work. It is the one lowering you down.
It is as simple as that! Take your time and be safe!
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DISCLAIMER: This video and any related comments are not medical advice. Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can't possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don't use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information is only intended to show you the correct technique for physical therapy exercises and should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won't help, and it could make things worse. So seriously, check with your healthcare professional before doing these techniques. If you experience any pain or difficulty while doing these exercises, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.
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