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traveling with artificial limbAsheville has officially entered the holiday season. As the last autumn leaves fall from the trees, lights and decorations are installed in their place. Residents in the region are thankful for their family, friends, and the opportunity to live in such a gorgeous place as they gather with their loved ones. 

Many people will spend their holidays in western North Carolina, while others will travel across the United States. For those with limb differences, traveling during the season can be especially challenging. 

Whether you’re driving or flying, the prospect of sitting for long periods of time, packing and moving all you need for your routine, and staying in an unfamiliar location can seem daunting. 

In addition to travel, there are many other factors that can make the holidays difficult. Orthopedic Appliance Company is here to help navigate the season well.

Holiday Challenges for People With Prosthetic Devices

The holidays can be a difficult season for anyone, but people who use a prosthetic device face additional challenges, such as:

These obstacles do not have to prevent you from enjoying a wonderful holiday season. The key is to be aware of them and plan ahead of time.

Enjoying the Holidays with Your Artificial Limb

Planning ahead will make all the difference for effectively navigating the holiday season:

Orthopedic Appliance Company

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year from Orthopedic Appliance Company. In western North Carolina, the holidays are one of the most wonderful times of the year. 

As we reflect on our sixty years of providing the greatest quality orthopedic braces and artificial limbs to people in and around Asheville, we are grateful for all of those who have trusted us to help improve their mobility. 

If you have any questions about braces or prosthetic devices, please contact us.