Archive for November, 2015

The Best Words for Family of a New Amputee

Posted on: November 4th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

Words matter. As a caretaker, your words will matter most when your loved one is at their most fragile. Phrases meant to encourage may have an opposite effect if they’re mistimed or misinterpreted. In honor of National Family Caregiver’s Month, we recognize the hard work you do and suggest you trade these common inspirational phrases […]

4 Scary Causes and Effects of Smoking-Related Vascular Disease

Posted on: November 4th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

It’s the largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, with more than 480,000 Americans fatally succumbing to its effects each year. An estimated 42 million U.S. adults still do it, racking up a $170 billion yearly medical bill across the nation. It fosters bone decay, impotency, and more than 100 different […]

The Power of Positive Thinking: 3 Tips to Give You a More Positive Mindset

Posted on: November 4th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

Could a brighter future be all in your head? Science says yes. Picture this: a study showed five groups different film clips that elicited different feelings, ranging from joy to anger. They were then asked to create a list of possible actions they would take if found in the same situation as the one they […]

Techniques to Overcome 3 Prosthetic Pains

Posted on: November 4th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

It’s unpleasant, but pain is part of the recovery process. Rather than letting it rule your life, there are coping tactics to help you manage it as it comes.  We recommend the following ways to control pain on your own in your home, whether it’s… Phantom limb: Your limb may be gone, but your nerve […]