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Amputee Life Blog — Pain Management

When Should You Recalibrate Your Alignment? (Part 1)

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Understanding the effects of proper alignment is important to your overall physical health. When your prosthetic socket is misaligned, it can create a variety of issues such as lower back pain (LBP), fatigue and physical exhaustion, among others. So, we created this Alignment Guide for you.

The correct prosthetic alignment can make a prosthetic socket more comfortable.

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3 Exercises That Solve Common Physical Issues

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

For amputees, the benefits of exercise go beyond weight management and keeping health concerns at bay. It is the cure to many of the most common physical issues, such as being off balance, aching hips and backs, and a feeling that residual limbs are not robust enough to support your body weight. Simply put, regular exercise helps the body become stronger, allowing anyone to live as comfortably as possible. 

amputee warming up for exercise

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6 Stretches that Improve Residual Limb Function

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO 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, CPO 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, CPO 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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