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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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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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How to Use Strength and Posture to Reduce Amputee Lower Back Pain

How to Use Strength and Posture to Reduce Amputee Lower Back Pain
Amputations affect how you move and use your muscles. Consequently, between 52 to 89 percent of lower limb amputees and 52 percent of upper limb amputees experience lower back pain. That pain interferes with physical and emotional health and the ability to enjoy family and friends...

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How to Build an At-Home Exercise Routine to Maintain the Fit (and comfort) of Your Prosthesis

How to Build an At-Home Exercise Routine to Maintain the Fit (and comfort) of Your Prosthesis

Your activity level may go down for reasons out of your control like seasonal weather changes, illness, or mandated stay-at-home restrictions. Prolonged inactivity can alter the fit of your prosthesis, which can limit mobility until you’ve gotten it refit. An at-home exercise routine can help maintain your strength, the fit of your prosthesis, and overall independence.

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