Take your weight through your walking aid and/or bannister. Bring your walking aid up onto the same step. Stair pushup. Supporting your weight evenly between the handrail and walker, step up with your good leg. Grab the handrail and place the crutch onto the lower step. Your injured leg should follow once you're on that step. Take care not to put weight on your bad leg. Step down with your weaker leg. Hold onto the handrail with one hand. Hover your injured leg over the step and hop down with your good leg. Put your crutches down on the next step below. Keep crutches in the middle of the step, away from the edge. Step down with your stronger leg. To do so: 1  Turn the walker sideways with the crossbar next to you. (If there’s no handrail, keep one crutch under each arm.) 3. Start near the edge of the step. Make sure to transfer your weight onto the crutch. Firmly place your hands on a step. Hold onto the handrail with your free hand. Your … Hold the walker with one hand and the handrail with the other. 4. Repeat this process until you're at the bottom. Make sure you have a good grip. Ease into stair exercises without taking a step. So – to reduce stress and pain in the knee, the best way to climb stairs is this – keep your body upright, try not to lean forward, place your entire foot on the next step, apply force through the heel, and focus on pulling your heel backwards behind your body as you straighten your leg to move your body up the staircase. Ascending stairs and steps 1. To proceed to climb the first step, push down on the crutch to transfer your weight and hop onto the step with your good leg. 2. Keep your bad leg out behind you. Hold both crutches under your opposite arm. Repeat the procedure. Hop onto the first step with your good (un-operated) leg. Place the two front legs of the walker on the first step.