Slide show: Tips for choosing and using walkers
Illustration of a person using a walker incorrectly
Previous Next 7 of 8 Don't lean over the walker

When you use the walker, it's important to stay upright as you move. This will help protect your back. Always step into the walker, rather than walking behind it. Be careful not to push the walker too far in front of you or set the handles too high.

Also, avoid hurrying and taking large steps when you turn. Change directions slowly. Never try to climb stairs with a walker.

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