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Tips & Tricks For Going Down Stairs

*medium difficulty daily function hip knees strength Oct 17, 2022

Managing stairs is one of the most physically demanding things we go through in our day-to-day lives and a frequent cause of pain for people with arthritis in the legs or low back. You need a different type of strength and control for going down stairs than going up. That is why some people feel more comfortable with one direction, although many people have pain with both.

In this video, you will learn how to reduce shearing forces through your knee by activating the muscles in your ankle while descending a step. You will start to develop an awareness of how you currently manage stairs and how you can change to make them easier. Building new patterns takes some time, but with practice, it becomes easier and even automatic. 

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