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Better Adjustable Prosthetic Sockets Are Game-Changers

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While most prosthetic technology developers are focused on creating the fanciest, high-tech prosthetic limbs, prosthetic users know that the simplest but most functional designs are the game-changers. This is where adjustable sockets, which allow users to alter their prosthetic limbs independently, come in.  

Adjustable prosthetic sockets—not fancy, high-tech prosthetic limbs—are game-changers for the limb loss and limb difference community.

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Amputee Model and Actor Bernadette Hagans on Chasing Her Dreams After Limb Loss

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Charity campaigner, actor, and model Bernadette Hagans lost her lower right leg to synovial sarcoma at age 22. But since her amputation surgery in October 2018, Hagans achieved more: launching a modeling career, landing a role in a BBC crime drama, raising over £500,000 ($651,493) for charity, and placing third in Miss Northern Ireland.

Amputee model and actor Bernadette Hagans lives her life to the fullest after limb loss.

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How To Choose the Best Shoes for Back Pain

Posted by Bryan Potok on

The shoes you wear impact your back health. Certain soles help support posture, while other shoes help make walking a breeze. However, with all the shoe options we have available, it isn’t easy to figure out which shoe is the best for you. This article discusses the types of footwear you need to avoid (especially if you’re using a prosthetic limb) and the shoes you need to wear more to mitigate back pain.

Reduce your back pain by wearing the right shoes.

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Get Sore Back Relief With A Massage

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Low back pain sufferers, including amputees and prosthetic users, typically expect the soreness to linger for weeks or even months. But you can manage flare-ups with a massage besides getting physical therapy, taking pain relievers, and getting regular exercise.

Manage your lower back pain with massage therapy.

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LLLDAM 2022: Your Ordinary Is Extraordinary

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This year, for Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM), the Amputee Coalition seeks to highlight the daily challenges and victories encountered by amputees in simple areas of life with the theme “Your Ordinary Is Extraordinary.” LLLDAM also aims to support measures advancing fair insurance coverage, medical access, and care.

Ways to celebrate Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month.

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