Archive for August, 2016

Tips for Sleeping When You Use a Prosthesis

Posted on: August 4th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

As an amputee, you know the power of a good night’s sleep, but 40 percent of Americans say they don’t get enough! While this can be remedied by practicing good sleep habits, as an amputee, you may need to take some additional measures.  What you do during your sleep has a huge impact in the […]

Phantom Limb Pain: What You Should Know

Posted on: August 4th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

Each year, approximately 185,000 people undergo various amputations in the United States. While the reasons for amputation vary, one thing remains consistent—80 percent of those amputees experience phantom limb pain. Premier Prosthetics wishes to educate you on what to expect, when you should tell your doctor and how you can treat it. What to expect: […]

Dealing with Sweat in Your Prosthesis

Posted on: August 4th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

While the summer may be winding down, the final days of August are filled with heat and humidity. If you like to stay outside, chances are you’re sweating a lot—and if you wear a prosthesis, it can be extra uncomfortable. The gel liners that are used in many prostheses can make it feel like you’re […]