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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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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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5 Footcare Tips for Active Diabetics

5 Footcare Tips for Active Diabetics
Walking, biking, hiking, swimming—regular exercise is an important part of diabetes management. The type of activity doesn’t necessarily matter as long as you do it regularly.

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Early Diabetes Warning Signs on the Skin

Early Diabetes Warning Signs on the Skin

5 Foot Care Tips for Active Diabetics The skin acts as your body’s protective layer. Yet, it can also be a warning beacon of processes happening (or not happening) within the body. Some people develop diabetes in what feels like an overnight change, while others show signs of pre-diabetes for...

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Prostheses Abandonment: Time to Pay Attention to Skin Care

Prostheses Abandonment: Time to Pay Attention to Skin Care

A large percentage, up to 46% in some cases, of amputees experience prosthesis discomfort due to skin irritation. Considering that each amputation is unique with one-of-a-kind fit needs, it’s understandable that getting a perfect fit isn’t easy. However, prostheses are a doorway to mobility and a full, active life, and skin health plays a pivotal role in the prostheses’ success...

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