When you are struggling with knee issues caused by injury or medical conditions, it can seem like you are no longer able to enjoy your favorite activities. Hiking becomes a nightmare. Running is painful. Even walking down the stairs or squatting down to pick something up from the floor can be challenging. The good news is that there are knee brace orthotic devices that can help you get back to doing what you need and love to do. Ready to improve your lifestyle?
These five knee brace orthotic devices can help:
When you are dealing with conditions like arthritis, back pain, bursitis, flat feet, hammer toes, heel spurs, diabetes, drop foot, etc., an ankle-foot orthotic device can provide tremendous relief. These devices are intended to help correct foot deformities, provide support, help promote better foot or ankle function, and/or reduce the risk of injuries.
But which ankle-foot orthotic is right for you? There is a confusing variety available - and you want to find the right one to ensure positive results without suffering further damage. Let’s take a look at some key differences to help you make your choice.
You’re a parent: you want the best for your child. It’s just how we are! When your child has a limb difference and uses a prosthetic device, though, you encounter a very different set of challenges than most other parents. While there is no reason your child cannot have a happy life full of adventures and opportunities, it does take adjustment. School can be a source of stress - or a source of support. What do you need to know to set your child up for success?
If you are adjusting to life with a prosthetic, we want you to know this: You are not alone. It may feel like it. You may feel isolated. You may feel frustrated and scared. You may feel like your entire life has been upended - and, in many ways, it has. This is all normal; it is all healthy; it is all part of your adjustment process. And you do not have to travel that path on your own. Finding a peer support group can provide an incredible source of comfort, support, and strength as you navigate your new normal.