Have you ever had trouble using your cell phone or texting because your hands hurt or were stiff?Have your hands hurt and it was hard to hold your coffee cup or other drink?Have you ever had trouble opening a bottle of water, opening a door, or opening a jar, or container lid?How about trouble with tying your shoes, turning a key, putting on jewelry, fixing your hair, or opening up medicine bottles or packages?
Amputation can be a scary concept and post-amputation can be even scarier. There are a lot of unknowns that lead to questions and concerns such as: What's next? Will things go back to how they were before? When can I walk again? Timeline and goals may differ from patient to patient, so while there are no set guidelines that will fit each amputee's situation, there are some generalities that may apply.