Getting an artificial leg comes with a lot of thoughts and considerations. You need to figure out which type of leg to buy, the joint type, foot type, and so on. Thus, your first and foremost preparation is consultation; reach out to a good PO clinic and learn about your needs and aspirations. They typically depend on your activity type.
Apart from that, there are a few other things to keep in mind:
- Be ready in advance – If you’re a frequent traveler, daily worker, or swimmer; accustom your artificial leg as per your requirements. If you think about these later on in the term, it might get hard on your pockets!
- Understand the need for an ideal footwear – Using an artificial leg is tricky in the start to say the least, it takes some time to become habitual. Also, a good footwear providing ample grip and support is always the way to go.
- Have backup options! – We can’t stress this enough, you should always have a pair of extra socks, liners, crutches/canes or walkers that will help you go through a tough day with ease.
- Precautionary kit – Bandages and wound treatment ointments are a must to have around. Take care of your stump wounds and stump swellings immediately.
- Keep a check on your device’s alignment – That being said, don’t attempt adjusting the same by yourself, it could worsen the alignment and lead to instability. Consult a good PO to help you with the alignment issues.
- Moreover, follow our one stop guide, and a range of blogs that will definitely help you through your amputation journey!
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