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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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Why Do Amputees Sweat More? (And How to Reduce and Control It)

Why Do Amputees Sweat More? (And How to Reduce and Control It)

The amputation of a limb brings monumental changes, but there’s one that catches some amputees by surprise—excess perspiration (aka, too much sweat). Amputees often report that they perspire more than usual, especially in the first few months after amputation. For a person with limb loss, perspiration management is an essential...

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6 Tips for Healthier Diabetic Skin From the Inside Out

6 Tips for Healthier Diabetic Skin From the Inside Out

Diabetes can cause blood vessels to shrink, resulting in poor circulation and blood flow, leading to everything from dry skin to more serious problems like nerve damage. The skin is also your body’s first line of defense against infection. You can strengthen your skin from the inside out with a...

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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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How to Clean (and Maintain) Your Prosthesis Liner

How to Clean (and Maintain) Your Prosthesis Liner

The environment inside your prosthesis liner can either help or hinder your comfort and mobility. A prosthesis liner stays in close contact with the skin for hours. During that time, moisture, heat, and friction create opportunities for irritation and infection. A clean liner and equally clean skin can prevent painful,...

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