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Amputee Life Blog — Solutions

Help Me Choose: Salves, Balms, and Moisturizers

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

As you go about your day getting things done, your residual limb bears the brunt of your daily activities. This is why you notice that the skin around your residual limb looks rough, red, and cracked. And as we age, these skin conditions will only get worse. 
How do you know which product to use, a salve or balm?

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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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Showering Made Easy for Below-the-Knee Amputees with the Lytra

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Showering can be quite daunting due to all the preparations that come with it: from removing your prosthesis or wrapping it in a waterproof cover to setting up the shower area to ensure that you can stand or sit without any trouble. Mastering one’s shower area can be a constant struggle for many amputees. But, thanks to the technology gods, below-knee (BKA) amputees will surely rejoice with this revolutionary shower prosthetic leg—Lytra.

Showering for below-the-knee amputees made easier with Lytra.

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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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