Strength training can help some amputees regain physical fitness.
To put it extremely mildly, amputation surgery can be life-changing and sometimes very difficult for patients. Not only do they have to adapt to a new way of life, but they also have to learn how to care for the site in the aftermath. According to the Amputee Coalition, patients need to watch for wound drainage, must always ensure bandages and dressings are clean and dry, and that the site does not become inflamed or seeping. In the beginning, amputation wound care can take up most of a patient’s time, and he or she will most likely only be focused on what is happening in the present.
When a wound becomes gangrenous, it may have to undergo amputation.
When a diabetic foot ulcer goes untreated, it can become infected, and if it becomes gangrenous it may have to be amputated. This tragic scenario greatly affects a patient’s life, but there’s also a whole host of complications that can arise. Many factors come into play, including your age and the general state of your health as well as blood flow (people with diabetes who have poor blood flow are at higher risk of amputation complications). This procedure is considered a treatment of last resort, and because of the severity of it, it’s important to understand these complications:
Doing everyday activities is key to your mental and physical well-being post amputation surgery.
The amputation of a limb can be trying on both your mental and physical well-being. However, in addition to the care provided by clinicians and friends and family, patients can help themselves on the road to wellness in many ways. Here are a few suggestions to keep your entire self as healthy as possible:
Doing regular exercise is a great way to stay healthy after an amputation surgery.
Skin, nerves and blood vessels can be particularly sensitive after any surgery. Amputation surgeries can also result in skeletal injuries, so it is important to use particular precaution to keep your bones working in top condition. Here are some of the best tips.