Phantom limb, also known as phantom limb pain or syndrome, is something others find difficult to understand but is common among amputees. A qualified prosthetist, along with a mental health professional, will help an amputee suffering from phantom limb pain. Here is what it is and some ways in which phantom limb can be treated.
Amputation is a personal trauma that all amputees process differently. When looking for where to have a prosthetic made, a support group can be of assistance. In trying times after an amputation, confiding in people who have had similar experiences can be both comforting and wildly informative. Listening to recollections of personal experiences can give you insights into the prosthetic and orthotic world not offered anywhere else.
Losing a limb is a traumatic experience that sends people through the stages of grief, much like those when losing a loved one. Though this grieving process is both healthy and necessary there is light at the end of the tunnel. With permanent prosthesis you can work to regain your independence after amputation and begin your second chance with your very own custom made prosthesis.
Many people visit specialists and don’t recognise many of the practitioners listed on the same list on the hospital wall as the one they are visiting. This article will clear up two of those though individuals always practice as both a prosthetist and an orthotist. Read on to find out the answer to “what is medical orthotics and prosthetics?”
This article will discuss some common conditions that can be treated with either medical orthotics or prosthetics.