Actually, this maneuver may work for anyone with knee concerns.
Walking downstairs is a tricky endeavor for someone with knee problems, as we all know. I recently received a comment from one of my readers that I wanted to share. This never crossed my mind, but she has been using the maneuver for years and swears by it. It will not work for me, but may work for you. What is it?
Instead of walking downstairs like the average person, walk backwards. Of course, be certain to have a railing to hold on to. And, be doubly certain you can see where you are walking. Take your time. Be cautious. There is not as much stress on your knees when you use the stairs in this manner. She states the pain is less.
I’m mentioning this as a possible alternative for other tkr folk. We all know how difficult stairs can be. We need all the help we can get.
NOTE: This might work as well for you as it has for her. Or, it might not work as well. I am not recommending it nor endorsing it. So, if something unfortunately happens when you do it….don’t hold me responsible. You perform this maneuver at your own risk.
(I’m suddenly getting visions of my tkr readers falling downstairs and yelling…”Booktoots said it’s ok!! She lied!!” Don’t do that.)
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