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How to Walk with a Cane on Level Ground

Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

Here's How to Walk with a Cane on Level Ground:

  • Scoot to the edge of your chair.
  • Place cane in hand opposite of the injured or painful leg.
  • Stand up from the chair.
  • Move cane forward 12-18 inches.
  • Step forward with the leg opposite of cane until the foot is directly across from the cane.
  • Opposite leg and the hand with cane should now be parallel to each other.
  • Now step forward with your other leg on the cane side of the body.
  • This leg should step forward past the cane and leg opposite of the cane.
  • Congratulations, you have just completed a step cycle.
  • To continuing walking, move cane ahead again.
  • Go back to step five.
  • Stop when you reach your desired destination.
  • Scoot back to the edge of the chair.
  • Feel the back of the chair against your leg.
  • Move hurt or weak leg forward and then reach back with your hands for the chair armrests to sit down and rest!

Tips:

Remove all loose throw rugs around the house to prevent falls. Don't use the cane on the same side of hurt or weak leg. Replace rubber cane tips when worn.