(HealthDay News) -- If you use a walker to help you get around, take note of these safety tips from the Calgary Health Region:
- Always wear good supporting shoes, not slippers.
- Check that the walker's rubber tips are not worn; replace them when they are.
- When walking, place the walker no more than one step in front of you.
- Don't step too far into the walker. You could lose your balance.
- Don't lean on the walker when getting up or sitting down. It could tip over.
- Avoid wet surfaces.
- Remove scatter rugs or throw mats from your path.
- Don't use the walker on stairs.