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Tips For Preventing Blisters from Your New Prosthesis

Losing a limb can be a very scary and life-changing experience. Over 185,000 people experience a lower extremity amputation every year. In the days, weeks and months following this amputation, you will need to adapt to the new reality of living life without the use of your leg or foot. One of the best ways […]

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Benefits of Wearing Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are devices designed to support and aid stressed areas on the feet when walking or exercising. These devices come in various forms and shapes, ranging from simple generic shoe inserts to 3D-modeled and custom printed devices tailored specifically for your needs. While custom orthotics can be expensive, they are vastly superior to the generic […]

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Three Secondary Complications Of Diabetes And Their Effects

Let’s face it – diabetes is an epidemic in America. Millions of Americans deal with this chronic condition and its sometimes debilitating symptoms and complications. We know that all too well because at Firstcare Orthopedics, where we innovate the treatment of various orthopedic conditions and provide treatments and devices, we see the effects of diabetes […]

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The Thinnest Fix

Many people tend to think about orthopedics as the world of bionic hands and legs that, as a set of “bionic” solutions, attach prosthetics to amputations or poorly developed limbs. However, that’s not really the entire picture. Many millions more patients have conditions that can be solved by simple, small and incremental fixes. That may […]

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Caring For Your Orthotic Device

Quite often people focus so much on preparing for the arrival and fitting of their orthotic device that they fail to consider its proper care. One of the most important aspects of orthotic success is its condition, which depends on proper care to ensure the quality of the device remains intact so that you receive […]

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Tips to Help Your Children Adapt to New Leg Braces

When your child, regardless of age, is referred to an Orthotist for new leg braces, there are a few things you can do to help them adapt to these new devices. Along with being physically comfortable, the tips can help with the psychological adaptation of these new devices.  Help the Child Feel at Ease While […]

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Stretching for Mobility

Performed correctly, stretching exercises can help improve range of motion and prevent injuries. They can also help you heal from surgery and improve physical function. There are many physical benefits that come from stretching exercises. Most people understand this on some level, but few actually put it into practice unless directed to do so by […]

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Treatment And Care For Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis can be a painful occurrence that takes time to heal. Our Achilles tendon can be injured or become strained in various circumstances, causing a lack of mobility and disruption to our everyday activities. Tendonitis is typically characterized by soreness and stiffness that gradually worsens over time if not appropriately treated. Our tendons are […]

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Common Causes of Drop Foot

Drop foot, which is often called foot drop, is a generic term that refers to the difficulty you may have to lift the front portion of your foot. If you are dealing with this condition, the front portion of your foot may begin to drag on the ground when you take a step or walk. […]

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Finding The Right Orthopedic And Prosthetic Fit For You

So you’re looking for orthopedic and or prosthetic services, but you’re unsure where to begin. This is understandable, as the world of prosthetics can seem daunting to dive into. Many people often feel like they have no sense of direction when searching for solutions to their orthotic related problems, leaving many to become overwhelmed and […]

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