View Full Version : do you lean forward going up stairs?

09-15-2008, 11:23 AM
I've been noticing that I have to consciously straighten myself when I go up any staircase- it seems like my natural tendency is to lean forward as I go up each step, almost bent over. Anyone else notice a tendency to do this? Just curious. I didn't do this pre-surgery. Maybe because I'm watching my feet more now (scared of missteps and falling)?


09-15-2008, 02:04 PM
Steff-- I don't remember when you had your surgery, but if it wasn't that long ago, that may have a lot to do with it. I don't think I lean forward very much, but I'll try to think about it next time I'm climbing stairs. If I am tired, I do use the banister more and pull myself up a little-- and probably "lean into" it, if you understand what I mean.

I totally understand what you mean about watching your feet more, which causes you to hunch over. I did that a LOT last summer when I wasn't that long out from surgery, and had to really work to fix that problem! :rolleyes: I had pretty much gotten over it, but started doing it again recently when I'm out on recess duty. There are lots of holes out in the grassy area to roll your ankle in if you're not careful! :eek: I AM afraid of doing that-- or of getting run into by a herd of kids-- or hit in the back by a ball being thrown or kicked. Great Scott! There are so many things out there to scare some of us! ;)