New to limb difference?

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Coming to terms with the psychological impact of an amputation is often as important as coping with the physical demands.  You may be: coping with the loss of sensation from the amputated limb coping with the loss of function from the amputated limb coping with your own, and other people’s, perception of body image This can lead to all kinds … Read More

Your mobility options

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Is a prosthesis the best option for me? A prosthesis is useful for returning to walking. It allows for the possibility of walking without a walking aid and enables you to weight bear more equally on both legs. However, you may need to use a walking aid as well as a prosthesis, which means you are unable to walk and … Read More

How to clean your sock and bandage

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Whether you use a stump sock or a bandage it must be change each day for fresh clean one. Each morning your socket should also be clean and fresh. How to clean your bandage How to clean your stump sock

How to clean your socket

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Clean your socket every evening once you are done using it for the day. Each morning your socket should be clean and fresh as should your stump sock or bandages.

Essential Stump Hygiene

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Caring for your stump is something you will do every night before bed, here are the simple steps to follow: Step 4 Dry completely with clean towel. Unless you wear a stump sock cleaning your stump in the morning may result in your skin becoming irritated inside the socket Soft tissue massage Massaging your stump daily can reduce the sensitivity … Read More

Below-knee home exercises

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Your body may be different to before but it is still invaluable, even with the changes you have gone through. Be proud of what your body has survived and take good care of it. How you position your stump matters  If you have had an above-knee amputation it is important to stretch the muscles at the front of your hip … Read More

Above-knee home exercises

Tom Williams / Care example 1, Care example 2, Self Care

Your body may be different to before but it is still invaluable, even with the changes you have gone through. Be proud of what your body has survived and take good care of it. How you position your stump matters  If you have had an above-knee amputation it is important to stretch the muscles at the front of your hip … Read More