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Mastectomy stores today carry a variety of products and clothing options designed to make transitioning into life post-mastectomy easier and more comfortable. In addition to providing needed supplies, mastectomy stores also offer mastectomy bras, mastectomy swimwear, and other specialized clothing like camisoles and sleepwear not available in traditional retail stores.
The loss of a limb is traumatic for every amputee, but for those whose life revolves around sports, the inability to continue to compete can often lead to depression. However, losing a limb does not mean true competitors need to stop doing what they love. The correct custom sports prosthesis for your preferred athletic activity can help you live life to fullest on and off the field.
Not all prosthetics are the same, and for serious athletes, finding the right prosthetic device is important for remaining active. Luckily, the world of sports-focused prosthetics is quickly expanding to include a wide range of sport-specific prosthetics. From running blades to SCUBA swimming legs, there are options for athletes engaged in almost any sport.
Whether you have a bone deformity, arthritis, bunions, or injury, you may tend to focus only on researching the best treatment and preparing for surgery. It is important, however, to keep the subsequent healing process in mind if you want the surgery to prove successful. This requires the right post-operative shoes to support your foot while it heals in order to prevent future problems from developing.
If you are experiencing knee pain or discomfort from a chronic condition, an orthotic knee brace can provide relief, support, and increased mobility. Many varieties of supportive knee orthotics are available today to address many conditions and injuries that cause knee pain. Do not assume that knee braces are a one-size-fits-all type of device: protective knee supports […]
Lower limb prosthetics for amputees open up a new world to those that wear them. A high-quality prosthesis can provide functionality, maneuverability, and, most of all, hope. The post-amputation process comes with a lot of emotional and physical stress, and a prosthesis can go a long way to help alleviate these pressures. The key to transitioning successfully into the next stage of your life starts with knowing how to work with the medical professionals that now make up your support and recovery team. Utilize them as you learn how to use your prosthesis and find ways to stay healthy and happy.
To prevent your child’s scoliosis from progressing, you likely tried all of the bracing options designed to prevent curvature changes. If the bracing did not prevent the curve from progressing past 40 degrees, your child may have ended up in the operating room for a spinal correction surgery. Despite the inability of the bracing to prevent progression in the early stages of the disease, orthotists recommend using custom back braces to help your child recover from surgery. Encouraging your child to wear the post scoliosis surgery brace during recovery can have a profound impact on the effectiveness of the surgical procedure.
Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is a condition that affects roughly 1% to 3% percent of the general population. This condition results from overusing forearm muscles and tendons through repetitive motions, such as swinging a tennis racket. When these muscles and tendons become damaged and inflamed, it causes your elbow pain and weakened grip strength. To combat this condition and continue enjoying your favorite activities, orthotic braces can help reduce tension and pain while improving your elbow function.
Flat feet sometimes develop when tendons in the arches of the feet weaken and fall over time due to the natural aging process. An illness or injury can also cause this condition in people with otherwise normal arches. But for some people, arches simply never develop, causing them to have flat feet from an early age. Having flat feet means that the entire bottom of the foot comes in contact with the ground, which can lead to aches and pains in other parts of your body, especially your back, hips, and knees. A lack of substantial arch support in your shoes can causing swelling and other discomfort after standing or walking, which is why pedorthotic solutions in the form of flat foot orthotics are key to healthy and happy living.
Before the prosthetist can begin to design the prosthetic limb, he or she must take precise measurements. If possible, the prosthetist may begin to take measurements of the patient’s body before the limb is amputated and meet with the surgeon before the operation to get more details about the amputation.
Lymphedema is a condition that occurs when there is an accumulation of protein-rich fluids in tissues that are not being properly drained by the lymphatic system. Not everything is known about the cause of lymphedema. However, there seems to be correlation between a genetic predisposition and obesity. Losing weight is commonly believed to help reduce lymphedema symptoms. This means that weight management in lymphedema treatment is absolutely vital.
Studies estimate that 80% of amputees suffer from phantom limb pain. While phantom limb pain is most commonly experienced following the amputation of an arm or a leg, it can occur with any limb amputation. Phantom limb pain has been notoriously difficult to treat with therapy, as no one solution works for every amputee and even those who experience relief with medication run the risk of addiction. Fortunately, new technologies for treating and managing this pain have been promising, such as those that help patients to reduce their phantom limb pain with a prosthesis.
Millions of individuals in the United States can and do suffer from chronic or post-surgical foot pain. While ready-made footwear can be modified to accommodate some issues, such as hammer toes or feet that differ in size and shape, pedorthists agree that long-term and more complex foot deformities and disease-induced conditions are best accommodated with quality custom orthopedic shoes. The staff at Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics is licensed and certified to fill a doctor’s prescription for a custom-fitted and fabricated orthopedic shoe that fits your needs.
Our team of certified orthotists can custom fit and fabricate a range of orthotic devices to support your joints and muscles.
Our expert prosthetists can custom design and fabricate prostheses that fit any patient’s specific needs for each stage of life, plus unique options for a variety of sports activities.
Our pedorthists can design and fit custom foot orthotics to treat your chronic foot or ankle problems.
We can design and provide pediatric orthotic and prosthetic devices that treat conditions specifically for children.
We provide pre-fabricated and individually-fitted post-mastectomy items like breast forms, bras, and camisoles to meet your needs after breast cancer surgery.
We provide a full range of compression garments that are extremely beneficial in the treatment of lymphedema.
We released the stance control orthotic knee joint (SCOKJ), a type of stance control orthosis, in 2001 to allow for a more natural knee stance and easier movement.