Your device causes problems. Replace it before it creates more troubles.
Pain and discomfort can arise due to various reasons that are all connected to the socket fitting. Sometimes, you might feel your stump move or slide inside the socket which is a sign that your socket does not fit and further causes problems. Other times, the ill fitted socket might hinder your gait along with an accompanying pain with each step.
Research shows that around 74% amputees have skin issues associated with prosthetic wear, they can be minor at times but may progress further as well. It includes blemish, redness, scab, and pigmentation.
If your socket is loose/ill-fitted, it could lead to an improper gait and eventually cause structural and muscular changes. This in most cases causes muscular pain, especially back pain. These signs not only affect the confidence of an amputee while using a prosthetic but also makes the rehabilitation process much more complicated.
Balance is not solely affected by alignment, but significantly due to socket fitting as well. If your socket is mal-aligned or loose it will result in instability, further leading to poor balance and a fear of falling.
To make your socket stay in place is a clear sign that your socket needs adjusting!
With a good fitted socket, you cannot differentiate the body part that is supporting your weight.