I wrote about how to safely go up and down steps. I also wrote about the proper way to use a cane. But I’ve never written about how to use a cane on steps. Here ya go. That first post I have linked is called “Up with the Good, Down with the Bad.” Consider your cane a part of the BAD. Whatever you do with the weaker leg, the cane, held by the opposite hand, does the same thing. So to go up steps you would take a step up first leading with the GOOD leg, then at the same time bring up the bad leg and the cane to the same step. You always, always, always want the cane to do the same thing as the bad leg because the bad leg needs that support. Now, this is for safety. Getting the bad leg stronger and back to normal function is an entirely different story. But to be safe, this is how you do it. If you are still walking with a walker – don’t use the walker on stairs. I’ve seen this taught to people and I think it’s absolutely ridiculous. There is no safe way to use a walker on stairs, especially for someone who has had a stroke. If you are still using a walker, do not attempt to climb stairs that don’t have a railing to hold onto. If there’s no railing, you might have to go up and down on your butt for a while.