Archive for November, 2016

Kick the Habit This November

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

Using tobacco products can cause many health issues, including Buerger’s Disease. This ailment prevents proper blood flow, which can eventually lead to cell death and ultimately amputation. This November, Premier Prosthetics would like to encourage you to take part in the Great American Smokeout and put aside tobacco for good. If you’re having trouble quitting […]

Thanksgiving and Diabetes

Posted on: November 18th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

Complications arising from diabetes account for over half of the amputations in the United States each year, according to the Amputee Coalition. If you’ve been diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes, you know how important it is to maintain a healthy weight. Unfortunately, with the holidays coming up fast, you will be faced with social situations in […]

Skin Care and Your Prosthesis

Posted on: November 12th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

As an amputee, it’s important that you maintain a healthy relationship with your skin, especially on your residual limb. An infection can prevent you from wearing your prosthesis and interrupt the active lifestyle you’ve worked to maintain. Unfortunately, germs can incubate all too easily inside of a prosthetic socket. It’s a warm, non-breathable environment where […]