Archive for the ‘Orthotics and Prosthetics’ Category

8 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

Approximately one out of every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during her life. While there is no way to completely eliminate your chances of getting cancer, there are some things women can do to decrease their risk:     We’ve all heard that “breast is best” for baby, but it has added benefits […]

Tips to Taking Care of Your Liner And Socket.

Posted on: October 6th, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

Maintaining good liner and socket hygiene is essential to extending the life of your prosthetic device. Since your prosthesis is now an extension of your body, you’ll want to ensure its upkeep on a daily basis. Floyd Brace Company is here with some tips on how take care of the liner and socket: Clean it […]

Tips to Treating Phantom Limb Pain

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

Phantom limb pain is thought to be caused by mixed signals from your brain or spinal cord. There is no one way to treat the condition, so finding what works best for you is how you’ll solve your discomfort. These useful treatments have been known to help others, so we hope you will find one […]

6 Times You Should Call a Prosthetist

Posted on: September 8th, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

You always have the right to call your prosthetist if something feels wrong, so never be afraid to ask even the simplest of questions! Here is a list of the most common times you should call your prosthetist. Skin Irritation   The area where the liner has direct contact with the skin can sometimes cause […]

3 Common Questions New Amputees Ask

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

  It’s never easy to adjust to life as an amputee. Even with a phenomenal health care team and an army of friends and family to support you, you will still be faced with many challenges, struggles and questions as you start your journey. Today, Floyd Brace is here to clear up three common points […]

4 Basic Components of Prosthetic Legs

Posted on: August 9th, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

Prosthetic legs have come a long way in the last hundred years. From having a wooden peg to help you get around to intricate microprocessor knees, we’re truly living in wondrous times. Today, Floyd Brace Company would like to break down the individual parts of a prosthetic leg and help you understand better how all […]

4 Things to Consider When You’re a Pregnant Amputee

Posted on: July 23rd, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

Having a baby is an exciting time in any woman’s life, but if you’re an amputee, you could face some additional challenges. Luckily, with proper planning, you can continue to live a healthy, active life throughout your pregnancy. Floyd Brace Orthotics and Prosthetics offers these 4 things to consider when you’re a pregnant amputee: Prosthesis […]

5 Reasons Why Your Residual Limb Hurts

Posted on: July 17th, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

It’s expected that anyone who undergoes an amputation will experience pain after the procedure. However, some people experience pain in their residual limb even after they have healed. Here are five reasons why this may be happening to you: Pre-existing condition Health conditions such as diabetes or poor circulation that led to your amputation can […]

Summer Swimming and Prostheses

Posted on: June 23rd, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

Summertime means paradise and pools.  However, having a prosthesis can make going to the warm sandy beaches or public pool a daunting task.  That’s why we wanted to offer these helpful tips and steps to help make your summer swimming peaceful and soothing! Go with friends: Going anywhere with friends will always make you feel […]

Tips to Camping When You’re an Amputee

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

With the warmer weather here, it’s now time to be out and about!  One of the ways to enjoy this summer is by going camping in the great outdoors.  When you’re an amputee, it’s important to come prepared and well equipped.  That’s why we came up with the following tips: Check With Your Prosthetist Camping […]