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Walkers: Up and Down Curbs


Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Use these instructions to help you get around when using your walker. Remember to step up with your unaffected (uninjured) leg and down with your affected (injured) leg.

Up with the unaffected leg.

Up Curbs

  1. Move your feet and the walker as close to the curb as possible.

  2. Put your weight on both your legs, then lift the walker onto the sidewalk.

  3. Step onto the sidewalk with the unaffected foot. Using the walker to support your weight, bring up the affected foot.

Down with the affected leg.

Down Curbs

  1. Move your feet and the walker as close to the edge of the curb as you safely can.

  2. Lower the walker onto the street, keeping its back legs against the curb.

  3. Using the walker to support your weight, lower the affected foot. Then step down with the other foot.

Contact Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute at 715.201.3624 for your orthopaedic needs. For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation.

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics
140 24th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: 715-201-3624
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