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Tips for Regaining Your Lifestyle After an Amputation
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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...

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

The Importance of a Proper Fitting Prostheses
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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...

Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics: Help Your Child Regain Their Lifestyle
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Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics: Help Your Child Regain Their Lifestyle

Every parent wants the best for their child and wishes to see them develop in a positive way. However, certain unique challenges arise when it comes to supporting children who have limb differences. Playing sports, going to school, and even walking around with friends can require serious mental and physical adjustment. Some children never fully...

What Type of Prostheses do I Need?
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What Type of Prostheses do I Need?

If you are exploring the world of prosthetics to improve your quality of life, you may be wondering what type of prosthesis you need. Discover the different types of prosthetics, how they work, and the benefits they provide. What is a prosthesis? A prosthesis is a device used to replace any missing part of the...

6 of the Best Websites for Amputees
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6 of the Best Websites for Amputees

Life throws a lot of challenges at people who are coping with limb loss. Add to that the challenges of adjusting to prosthetics, and the questions can really add up. Whether you are searching for advanced prosthetics in Arkansas, a support group for amputees or a myriad of other solutions, the right website can be...

How to Stay Cool in the Summer With Your Prosthesis
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How to Stay Cool in the Summer With Your Prosthesis

With proper knowledge and a bit of planning, you can comfortably wear your prosthesis on the harshest summer days. Wearing a prosthetic arm or prosthetic leg in the Arkansas heat does not have to be a struggle. With proper planning and a few basic supplies, you can stay clean, dry, and comfortable, even with the summer heat...

Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics Announces New Conway Location
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Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics Announces New Conway Location

The new Faulkner County facility will allow Horton’s O & P to service a new area of central Arkansas for residents in need of Horton’s specialized services for adults and children. Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics, a longtime institution in Central Arkansas, recently announced the opening of its newest location in Conway at 635 Dave Ward Drive....

Amputees, Here’s Everything You Should Know About A.B.L.E.
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Amputees, Here’s Everything You Should Know About A.B.L.E.

It stands for “Amputees Beyond Life’s Expectations,” a name that says it all. A.B.L.E., a support group for amputees, is all about “empowering each other with knowledge and positivity,” as their mission statement says. Through group meetings, personal visits and social media, A.B.L.E. is sharing inspirational stories of fellow amputees who have survived – and thrived –...

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