Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics COVID-19 Precautions

Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics COVID-19 Precautions

As multiple closures and mixed messages circulate, appropriate care measures surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) are of monumental importance. At Horton’s, we are taking the appropriate measures recommended by the CDC to promote positive health efforts, limit viral exposure, and protect at-risk populations. For the safety of our patients and our staff, if you suspect you have the virus or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please call to reschedule your appointment.  We have always held cleanliness and sanitation to a high standard within our clinic.  All of our instruments are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and...

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Where to Find Diabetic Inserts in Arkansas

Where to Find Diabetic Inserts in Arkansas

From regular blood testing and eyesight checks to daily medication or injections, living with diabetes means having to think about many different areas of your health, including your feet. Here’s a brief guide to understanding foot complications with diabetes and how Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics can help you on your journey to better health with diabetic inserts in Arkansas. Diabetes and foot complications Nerve damage The high sugar levels associated with diabetes can cause damage to your nerves. The nerves in your body’s peripheries are often affected first, and this includes those supplying the feet. Diabetic nerve damage, or neuropathy,...

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A-Z Guide of How to Care for Prosthetics

A-Z Guide of How to Care for Prosthetics

After an amputation, a prosthetic device, or prosthesis, can help you regain mobility and independence in your daily activities. Learning to use a prosthesis correctly and how to care for it can ensure that it lasts longer and that it stays as comfortable and useful as possible. Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions at Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics on how to care for your prosthesis and the answers that our prosthetists give. A is for ask This is simple, but it’s some of the most important advice that you can get when it comes to prosthetics. The...

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Latest Technology in Custom Made Orthotics

Latest Technology in Custom Made Orthotics

Orthotics often bring to mind leg braces and clunky grandpa shoes. In the past, orthotics, while helpful, were often cumbersome and mass-produced to fit the largest number of people possible. While this approach made orthotics available for a wide range of people, technology has since advanced to allow for the creation of much more personalized, comfortable, and discrete forms of orthotic treatment.  Custom orthotics are the wave of the future and the scanning, modeling, and casting technology currently available ensure that the orthotics we manufacture are designed and finished with your specific orthotic needs in mind. But before you Google...

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Enjoy Your Summer with Custom Post-Mastectomy Swimwear

Enjoy Your Summer with Custom Post-Mastectomy Swimwear

Summer is here! Now is a great time to find yourself some stunning mastectomy swimwear. Thanks to the availability of mastectomy bra fitting services, you can feel confident and beautiful in a well-fitted mastectomy bra with built-in forms. How do you begin shopping for mastectomy swimwear? Here is some guidance: Why are mastectomy swimwear and bra fitting important after breast surgery? Choosing the right bra is difficult for every woman, but ensuring the best fit is even more difficult after a mastectomy, regardless of reconstruction.  The type of swimwear you choose wholly depends on your individual style and how revealing you choose to...

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Tips for Regaining Your Lifestyle After an Amputation

Tips for Regaining Your Lifestyle After an Amputation

Losing a limb will change your life in a hundred ways, large and small. How much your life will change depends on a number of factors, including which limb was amputated and to what degree, your ability to wear a prosthesis, your overall physical and mental health, and your support system.  But whether you lost a leg or you’re a quadruple amputee, we have some tips that can help you recover as fully as possible and get you back to your previous lifestyle.  Keep Up with Your Post-Amputation Rehabilitation  One of the most important things you can do to improve...

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Preventing Amputation in At-Risk Diabetics: Importance of Nutrition and Self-Care

Preventing Amputation in At-Risk Diabetics: Importance of Nutrition and Self-Care

Complications with diabetes often affect the feet, and in extreme situations, these complications can lead to amputation. However, good diabetes management and regular foot care can help to prevent these issues and keep you in good health. Diabetic foot problems often involve nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet particularly vulnerable, allowing external issues such as skin sores (or ulcers) to occur and quickly worsen. The bottom line is to properly manage your diabetes with good nutrition and to take care of your feet—sometimes with the help of diabetic custom orthotics. Here are a few helpful...

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The Importance of a Proper Fitting Prostheses

The Importance of a Proper Fitting Prostheses

A prosthesis is an artificial limb to help a person who has lost their leg or arm complete everyday activities — such as dressing, eating, or walking — and live independently. Advancements in prosthetic technology have made it possible for many people with a prosthetic limb to function almost as well as they did prior to losing their limb.    However, the usefulness of a prosthesis can be greatly impeded by a poor fit. A badly fitting prosthesis can cause a variety of problems, including pain, sores, blisters, and an increased risk of falls or other accidents. It can also cause...

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