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7 Heat-Related Skin Problems for Amputees (and How to Solve Them)

7 Heat-Related Skin Problems for Amputees (and How to Solve Them)

When the heat starts building, things can get uncomfortable. For people with limb loss, skin discomfort can get in the way of wearing a prosthesis and eventually interfere with mobility and independence. Careful preparation, monitoring, and treatment of your skin can keep it happy when temperatures rise. Here are a...

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How to Reduce Painful Chafing Around Your Residual and Prosthesis

How to Reduce Painful Chafing Around Your Residual and Prosthesis

For people with amputations, the combination of a prosthesis with heat and perspiration equals chafing. Whether it’s a change in the weather or an increase in daily activity, painful chafing on your residual and around your prosthesis can put a stop to your favorite activities (or at least make them...

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3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

Cold winter weather can chase even the most active amputee indoors. If you manage to stay active, an injury or illness can sideline you for weeks or months at a time. Yet consistent activity is invaluable for individuals with limb loss to maintain their strength and mobility. We spoke with...

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How to Stop (and Treat) Chafing When You Run

How to Stop (and Treat) Chafing When You Run

Running and chafing go together, unfortunately. The heat, sweat, and friction of physical exertion combined with the repetitive motion of running put delicate skin to the test. Chafing can get bad enough to slow your pace or even sideline you from a race. Treatment and prevention, especially for long-distance runners,...

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Peloton Riders — How to Stop Painful Chafing and Saddle Sores

Peloton Riders — How to Stop Painful Chafing and Saddle Sores

The Peloton is the ultimate way to get a class cycling experience from the convenience and comfort of your home. As more people have turned to home cycling workouts, they’re discovering the advantages like variety and competition along with the disadvantages of a heavy cycling routine. Two common issues for...

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