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Amputee Life — Coping with Limb Loss

Understanding Pain After Limb Loss

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Pain after limb loss is different for everyone. What is low-level pain for one person may be high-level for someone else. Pain also comes with emotional aspects, which are difficult to define in a medical context. Understanding your pain helps your healthcare team strategize a pain management plan for you.

Understanding and describing pain after limb loss helps your healthcare team create a pain management plan for you.

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Coping With Limb Loss: Community Awareness Is Crucial

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Coping with limb loss or living with limb differences can be challenging, especially when people's reactions in the community can easily make one feel uneasy.

Community awareness is crucial for amputees coping with limb loss.

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How Is Your Mental Health?

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Here at Amputee Store, we understand the importance of taking care of your mental health. Ensuring your emotional and mental wellness is just as vital as caring for your physical health.

Mental health checkup and resources.

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The Road to Recovery: Post-Amputation Milestones

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One of the most frustrating aspects of life after limb loss is not knowing what to expect. Not knowing when you'll be able to walk again or how long the phantom pain will last is made even more frustrating by the fact that no one knows the answer. The best answer for questions like these is: It depends. 

Watch out for these post-amputation milestones that are reliable signs of progress in your road to recovery.

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Re-Gaining Proprioception with Prosthetic Limbs

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The sense of proprioception refers to a person's ability to determine where their limbs are positioned in space without needing to look. This enables you to point where your nose is even when your eyes are closed. Having this sense also makes it easier to balance, move, and manipulate objects.

Amputees can re-gain their sense of proprioception with the AMI surgical technique.

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