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How to Measure Yourself for Prosthetic Socks

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

We go through enough stress in a day to worry about ill-fitting prosthetic socks. Here at Amputee Store, we advocate for your utmost comfort which is why we also want to help you find the right size and fit. And to get this, you need to correctly measure your limb before setting out on a quest to buy socks.

A person holding a measuring tape to measure for prosthetic socks

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Prosthesis with a Prosthetic Sock

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

When it comes to making the most out of your prosthesis, the no-brainer answer is using it as much as you can. However, another factor that’s also important for prosthetic wearers is comfort, which you can’t get without adding one more thing to your setup—prosthetic socks. 

Learn how-to get the most out of your prosthetic sock.

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A Guide to Standing in the Shower with Your Waterproof Prosthetic Cover

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Navigating through new bathrooms can be quite unnerving, especially when you're traveling for business or leisure. Luckily, waterproof prosthetic covers will make it easier for you to stand in the shower and help you eliminate many of the unknowns once you arrive at your destination.

Protect your prosthesis from water damage with a dry-pro prosthetic cover

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10 Ways to Improve Your Prosthetic Outcome

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Getting the most out of your prosthesis requires equal effort—50% from you, and 50% from your Prosthetist. Minor problems may occur from time to time, but communication and proper maintenance go a long way. Here are some tips on how to improve your outcome as a prosthetic user.

An amputee working to improve his prosthetic outcome.

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How-to Prevent and Handle Falls After an Amputation

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Falling is an entirely common occurrence that happens when the brain believes that the body finally reached flat ground, making that last step seem unnecessary. This is the same kind of mind-body miscommunication that takes place after an amputation, which then results in falls. Until prosthetic limbs become uber smart and have sensations letting the brain know where they are in space relative to the rest of your body, numerous falls are a fact of life.

Using an Ottobock computer leg this bilateral amputee is able to lessen the risk of falls.

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