What is step-down?



  1. Stand on a bottom step. Or you can use a thick book or a case of soup cans. If you are not steady on your feet, hold on to a handrail, counter, or wall while you do this exercise.
  2. Slowly step down with your good leg, allowing your heel to lightly touch the floor. As you step down, try to keep your affected knee moving in a straight line toward your middle toe.
  3. Move back to the starting position, with both feet on the step.
  4. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  5. It's a good idea to repeat these steps with your other leg.

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