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How long should I wear a knee brace?

Knee pain can make everyday activities painful, let alone your typical workout routine. When you’re experiencing knee pain due to overuse or injury, a brace may allow you to continue with your activities, including exercise, by supporting the knee while it heals. Factors to consider when using a knee brace include the type of brace […]

A Guide to Above the Knee Amputation

An above-the-knee amputation is a major surgery that will have a significant impact on the rest of your life. This procedure is typically sought only when all other options are unavailable. While you may have some time to consider and prepare for the procedure, you may also need an amputation with little warning if you’re […]

How to Wear a Wrist Brace

Completing repetitive tasks with your hands can be damaging to your body. In some cases, this is an unavoidable situation. If you’re experiencing pain or numbness in your hands or fingers, you may find comfort and relief from wearing a wrist brace.

How Does a Prosthetic Arm Work?

Prosthetics, or artificial limbs, are used to replace limbs that were lost or absent limbs from birth. They enable those with congenital limb differences and amputees alike to improve function and mobility. Due to advances in medical science, prosthetics have improved and are capable of remarkable things.

Reasons to Wear a Walking Boot

Many things can happen to our feet and legs, especially as we get older. We might trip coming off a step, and sprain an ankle, or something much worse: a broken leg or torn tendon. It doesn’t even have to be from an accident. As we age we develop muscle imbalances or core weaknesses that […]

What Is a Bilateral Amputee?

Almost two million people in the United States live with an amputation. Most commonly, this is an amputation of the leg either above or below the knee. Removing a part or all extremities such as a finger, toe, foot, hand, leg, or arm via surgery is surgical amputation. A variety of reasons can necessitate a […]

How Much Do Custom Orthotics Cost?

Custom orthotics are known to have notoriously diverse price ranges. People dealing with ankle pain, foot pain, and other issues seek help from custom orthotics if over-the-counter orthotics do not provide the necessary support and pain relief. If you visit a podiatrist to ask about custom orthotics, it’s essential to have the prices in mind […]

How Does a Prosthetic Leg Work?

If you’ve had a leg amputation, a prosthetic leg can help you get around easier. The leg mimics the function — and oftentimes the appearance — of a real leg. It’s important to learn how each component of a prosthetic leg works so you have a better understanding of how your new appendage can restore […]

Prosthetic Leg Cost | Factors That Affect Prosthetic Leg Price

A prosthetic leg can help those with leg amputations move around more easily. They mimic the movement, function, and sometimes appearance of a real leg. If you’re planning a lower limb amputation or have recently had one, you might wonder what the average cost of a prosthetic leg is and what factors affect the pricing. […]