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    Our Charlotte Location is Participating in the 14th Annual Cycles to the Sea.

    Last updated 1 day 15 hours ago

    Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics is pleased to announce its participation in the 14th Annual Cycles to the Sea . The event is scheduled for April 24-26, 2014 and is held by the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program (ASAP) Fund. 

    Get more information and sign up on our website today!

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    Our Exton Location is Hosting WalkAide Evaluation Day!

    Last updated 4 days ago

    For more information visit our website or call us today.

    Creating a Daily Foot Care Routine for People with Diabetes

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Diabetes presents a number of challenges for the men and women who live with it every day. If you have diabetes, it is essential that you make proper foot care a part of your daily self-care routine. That’s because diabetes causes nerve damage in feet, where a small cut or wound can go unnoticed until it eventually becomes infected and leads to a serious complication like gangrene or amputation. In addition to using special diabetic foot orthotics, incorporate the following into your daily foot care routine. 

    Wash, Dry, and Apply Lotion

    Use mild soap and warm water to wash your feet. Make sure to dry your feet thoroughly, especially in areas more prone to fungal infections, such as between and underneath the toes. Use lotion on your feet to prevent cracking. If you have nerve damage, take care with water temperature to prevent burning your skin.

    Trim and Smooth Your Toenails

    Using a nail clipper, trim toenails straight across as opposed to rounding down the corners or cutting down the sides of the nails. This helps prevent ingrown toenails, which can lead to painful infections. Be careful not to cut too far down on the nail to prevent cutting your skin and creating an open wound.

    Examine Your Feet Daily

    Check the tops and bottoms of your feet every day. When examining your feet, look for cuts and scratches, ulcers, blisters, calluses, plantar warts, discolored toenails, and dry skin. Redness, warmth, swelling, or blue or black skin color or symptoms of inflammation, infection, and blood flow problems, and should be looked at by a doctor right away.

    Here at Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, we recognize the importance foot orthotics in maintaining and improving your overall health. In addition to our custom and off-the-shelf prosthetics, we offer diabetic foot orthotics and custom shoes. To learn more about our products, call us at (717) 259-9130.

    Tips for Wearing Comfort Loc Lumbar Orthosis

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Your Comfort Loc Lumbar orthosis will ease your recovery after surgery and encourage proper healing. Wearing it is easy. Once you get the hang of putting it on correctly, you will adjust to it in no time.

    Your device will be most comfortable if you wear a thin, cotton shirt under it. Start by loosening all the straps and centering the brace on your spine. The sides should be lined up on your hips. The front of the brace should be centered low on your stomach. Attach each side to the front of the brace and then tighten all the straps so that the brace fits snugly. The brace should be comfortable—if you experience pain, adjust the fit. The brace also shouldn’t shift. If it does, it needs to be tightened.

    If you have questions about your Comfort Loc Lumbar orthosis, call Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics. We’re always here to address your questions and concerns about your custom prosthetics and orthotics. Call us today at (717) 253-9130.

    How the i-Limb Prosthetic Hand Changes Lives

    Last updated 20 days ago

    The i-Limb prosthetic hand is nothing short of revolutionary for patients. Its functionality is unmatched in other prosthetic devices, as it gives users more control over the limb’s movement than ever before. In this video, you’ll hear one i-Limb user describe how the prosthetic has changed his life.

    The i-Limb prosthetic hand offers a variety of different grip patterns that can be controlled easily via a smartphone app. The different grips make holding and manipulating different objects much easier than ever before. Because the thumb moves independently of the other fingers, the i-Limb functions much like a natural hand.

    Could the i-Limb prosthetic hand be right for you? Let Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics help you decide. You can find out about all of our custom prosthetics and orthotics by calling (717) 253-9130.

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