Yes, there is still some risk of infection with amputation and a prosthetic limb. Infection may occur when the prosthesis rubs against the stump and causes irritation, rash, blisters, pimples, abscesses or sores. Because the prosthesis socket is airtight and damp, it provides the perfect warm, moist environment for bacterial infections to grow and spread. Along with infection, there are complications that can arise from the amputation itself such as a hematoma (bruise), necrosis (death of skin flaps), a wound opening that does not heal, and contractures (a joint tightening or deformity). With early diagnosis, proper medical treatment and excellent home hygiene, you can avoid most serious problems that can occur with amputation and a prosthetic limb.
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Am I at risk for infection with amputation and a prosthetic limb?
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What is Bowen therapy?
Bowen therapy, also known as Bowen treatment, is a technique that involves gentle, but precise, soft tissue manipulation. The approach was initially developed to treat musculoskeletal disorders. Later, it was used to treat other health conditions such as asthma.
In general, Bowen therapy does not aim to fix specific health problems, but rather to help the body reach a more harmonious state in which it can better cure itself. Short-term benefits are said to include a sense of relaxation. Long-term effects may include better overall well being or improvements in diseases.
Bowen therapists use their thumbs or fingers to make subtle rolling movements on the patient's body. Bowen sessions may last from 30 to 90 minutes and are often customized to the individual. Many Bowen practitioners see this approach as being complementary to other medical treatments, such as prescription drugs or surgery, rather than as a replacement for other treatments.
There are several theories as to how Bowen therapy may work. It has been suggested that Bowen therapy may correct faulty vibrational frequencies in the body and improve overall balance, improve connections between the nervous system and the brain, improve connections between different body systems, and facilitate overall harmony of the body. However, scientific evidence is limited in this area.
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How does caffeine affect fibromyalgia?
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There has been a great deal of discussion regarding caffeine in general. For instance, sources of caffeine, coffee and chocolate in particular, have had varying discussions and the end result is “to have or not to have.”
The bottom line for fibromyalgia and the overlapping conditions, such as interstitial cystitis (a painful bladder disorder), irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, etc., is to use an elimination diet process. Start by eliminating various caffeine sources from your diet. Do it one at a time and try it for at least a week. If you start to feel better….BINGO! To determine if one source in particular might be the culprit, add each one back into your diet. If you feel worse, then you know to avoid it.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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