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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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Care and Use Guides: Why Are They Important?

As a major provider of orthotic and prosthetic services in the Warrenton, VA area, we maintain a good set of online resources for our customers and families. This is a key part of what we do, because it allows new patients or people who are researching these services to get the information they need. That […]

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Tips for Managing Sweat in Your Prosthesis

If you love getting outdoors and participating in various sports and activities, there is one thing you can count on, and that you are likely used to – sweat. When you sweat, the moisture can begin to build up in your prosthesis. Not only is this uncomfortable, but you will also face the risk of […]

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Prosthetic Limbs, Functional Designs

Prosthetic limbs enable people to carry out the daily functions of life with ease, as well as allow participation in sports and hobbies that help to create a well-balanced life. There are many different reasons why people may need a prosthetic limb, which is why there are prosthetic limbs designed with specific goals in mind. […]

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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep With a Prosthetic Limb

The United States is home to over 2 million amputees. Many of these amputees use prosthetic lower limbs to make their life easier and more comfortable. In the days, weeks and months following a debilitating health crisis that requires a limb to be removed, you will feel anxious and unsure of the future. With advancements […]

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Evaluating Transradial Prosthetics

A significant part of what we do here at FirstCare Orthopaedics involves fitting customers with the right prostheses and determining how best to support their quality of life and capability after partial loss of an upper limb. The transradial prosthesis is a major tool in this process. Various types of transradial prostheses help amputees to […]

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