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What is the correct way to use your knee muscles when you go down the stairs?

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Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 38 years experience
Knee muscles: It is best to go straight down (with support if you need it). Place the foot down softly rather than stepping too hard. Putting the toes first and then the heel will prevent any impact on the knees and hips. You can strengthen your thigh muscles and the shin muscles by regular walking as well.

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