One of the worst enemies of the individual with limb loss is sweat! Sweat interferes with the interface between the prosthesis and the limb, hindering the function of the prosthesis and the individual using it. Since we are in the heat of summer here in Texas, now is a great time to discuss tips and tricks to combat the sweat monster! Use antiperspirant on the residual limb in the evenings, before going to bed. Secret Platinum for women seems to work best for all genders.
Summer is officially here and with it comes the increased travel schedule. Below are some tips to help you navigate the airways with ease! Work with the TSA. Arrive at the airport with extra time to clear security. Some airports are equipped with advanced technology to expedite the process, such as portable x-ray scanners, but others are not. The TSA officers are not permitted to ask you to remove your prosthesis, but if you can successfully navigate through the scanner wi