Essential Stump Hygiene

Tom Williams / Self Care

essential stump hygiene

Caring for your stump is something you will do every night before bed, here are the simple steps to follow:

Step 1

Wet skin thoroughly with clean, warm water

Step 2

Lather up unscented soap with warm water, then massage into your stump.

Step 3

Rinse with clean water making sure all the soap is washed off.

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 of the nerves and underlying tissues, therefore, reducing the associated pain and discomfort you might feel.