Archive for the ‘Orthotics and Prosthetics’ Category

What to Do When People Stare at Your Prosthesis

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by FloydBrace Blogger

Getting used to your new appearance as an amputee can be a long, difficult process. It doesn’t help when your prosthetic limb draws the stares of complete strangers. Today, we’d like to offer some tips on how to deal with that sort of attention from strangers: Don’t take it personally.   Most people probably aren’t […]

Playing Hockey as an Amputee

Posted on: January 26th, 2018 by FloydBrace Blogger

If you were on a sports team prior to your amputation, chances are you’re looking for a way to be involved with one again. Hockey in particular offers a couple different options for amputees to participate in. There are two types that you can enjoy—sledge hockey and standing hockey. Sledge Hockey. Officially knowns as para […]

5 Ways to Maintain a Comfortable Prosthesis Fit

Posted on: January 8th, 2018 by FloydBrace Blogger

There are some days when you wake up and it’s just miserable to put on your prosthesis. It doesn’t want to fit right or it’s itchy or it pinches horribly. There are a few things you can do to prevent an uncomfortable prosthesis fit, including: Good Hygiene.   Certain socket designs can increase the likelihood […]

3 Reasons Why You May Need a Custom Orthoses

Posted on: December 23rd, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

While there are plenty of places where you can buy an off-the-shelf brace, there are certain conditions that require a specific customization in order for you to fully recover. Here are a few of the more common ones that we tend to treat: Foot Drop.   This is when you have difficulty lifting your foot, […]

5 Things To Do Before Undergoing Amputation

Posted on: December 16th, 2017 by FloydBrace Blogger

Undergoing an amputation represents a major change in life. There’s a lot that you will need to prep for both before and after. We’re here to help you before and after the amputation happens. Here are some things to make sure you take care of ahead of time: Ask as many questions as possible You […]

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 […]