Try this first
with another person nearby to steady you if needed.
If the stairs
have a good sturdy banister, you can hold the banister with one hand. Put both
crutches together and use them with the other hand. If there is no banister or
you do not think the banister is sturdy enough, use the crutches normally,
holding one in each hand.
Stand near the edge of the
If you are going up, step up with your stronger leg first,
then bring the crutches and your weaker or injured leg up to meet it. If you
are going down, move the crutches down first. Step down with your weaker leg
first, then bring your stronger leg down to meet
When you reach the level surface, get your
balance again before you start walking.