Like when anyone takes a trip, it will need meticulous preparation, and even then it is possible not everything will go to plan. As someone with permanent prosthesis, you will still need to do meticulous planning for your trip, but yours will include challenges faced by those with artificial limbs. Though you may need to prepare for things others do not, permanent prosthesis makes it possible for many amputees to travel regularly and comfortably. Please note, if you are a diabetic, the medical advice for your prosthetic will differ and you should see your doctor before committing to any trip.
Permanent prosthesis has come a long way since its earliest inceptions traced as far back as Ancient Egypt. It has evolved in its application, technology and the way cultures have embraced the art of prosthetics.
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.