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Amputee Life Blog — Pain Management

6 Stretches that Improve Residual Limb Function

Posted by Bryan Potok on

If you’re someone who exercises regularly and stays active, you may not notice anything for a while. Your diet's okay, you stay lean, and you look just as great as you feel. You may ask yourself: Why do I need to stretch? Learn six stretches that can improve limb function.

Stretches that help improve your prosthetic limb function.

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Everything You Need to Know About Desensitization Exercises

Posted by Bryan Potok on

In your rehabilitation journey, living healthily post-surgery will help you recover much faster and feel better sooner both physically and mentally. However, a skilled physical therapist can also teach you simple exercises to increase your comfort in everyday living, how to manage your prosthesis, and how to work through movements while minimizing pain with desensitization exercises.

Learn everything about stump desensitization exercises.

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Trying to Solve the Puzzle that is Neuroma Pain

Posted by Bryan Potok on

One of the most challenging issues people experience after amputation is pain. And one of the main causes of post-amputation pain which occurs even after the limb has completely healed, are the presence of Neuromas.  With your vigilance, the support of your doctors, Prosthetist, and the right treatment, there is hope in finding lasting relief from neuroma pain. 

Trying to solve amputee pain from nerve neuromas. 

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Marijuana is Legal is California and Why Some Amputees Consider Using Marijuana for Residual Limb Pain

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Weed may be a controversial topic for some, but more and more studies show that medical marijuana does a lot for pain management. California was the first state to legalize the use of medical cannabis through the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. 56% of voters approved Proposition 215, which allows the use, possession, and cultivation of weed with a physician's recommendation for the treatment of the following: cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, migraine, among all other illnesses for "which marijuana provides relief”.

Marijuana is legal in california and many use it for stump pain.

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Chafing Cream: What Is It and How to Use It

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Chafing cream, or anti-chafing cream, is a body lubricant that helps ease dry or damaged skin caused by friction. Its main ingredient is dimethicone, a non-toxic silicone with properties that make it extremely popular in today's skin care products or regimens. This silicone-based polymer provides smooth application and creates a slick surface while creating a protective barrier, leaving skin hydrated for longer.

Blisters can be prevented with the best chafing cream.

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