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The Do’s, Don'ts, and Powerful Benefits of Residual Skin Care

The Do’s, Don'ts, and Powerful Benefits of Residual Skin Care

Mobility and independence are two of the most powerful and prevalent goals of individuals with limb loss. Caring for the skin on your residual is a necessary and important part of working toward and achieving those goals. The residual’s skin takes on extreme tension and stress when placed in a...

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How to Prevent Winter Sports (and Activity) Injuries

How to Prevent Winter Sports (and Activity) Injuries

A change in seasons often brings a change in activities. Colder temperatures, snow, and rain might make hiking and outdoor running a little miserable. Whether you’re the type to power through cold weather or someone who transitions their sports and activities when the weather turns, watch out for winter injuries....

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How Perspiration Affects the Fit of Your Socket (and What to Do About It)

How Perspiration Affects the Fit of Your Socket (and What to Do About It)

A little (or a lot of) extra perspiration is very common after limb loss. Loss of cooling surface area, heat trapped in the socket and liner, and the extra effort it takes to move with a prosthetic all contribute to heat buildup. That heat affects the fit of your socket,...

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How to Prevent Cracked Heels

How to Prevent Cracked Heels

Cracked heels might seem like a small problem, but they can be painful. Those tiny cracks can also make room for a bacterial infection. To stay active, mobile, and pain-free, you’ll need to take care of those tender heels.   Why Do Heels Crack? Heels crack for a number of...

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