“Up with the good, down with the bad.” That’s what you want to be thinking about if you’ve got a leg that is weaker or more painful than the other. When going up the stairs, put your good leg up first, then bring your other leg up to meet it on that step. Repeat. When you’re going down the stairs, put your bad leg down first; it will be able to stay straight which is the most stable position for it, and your good leg is the one doing the work to lower you down. Repeat. Now we’ve got to get your leg feeling better to begin with! What Hurts