Does wearing a prosthetic leg hurt?

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asked Feb 24 in Pain by Ascobisco (320 points)
Does wearing a prosthetic leg hurt?

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answered Feb 24 by disiah (460 points)
If you've never wore a prosthetic leg before wearing the prosthetic leg at first can hurt.

It can take awhile to get used to wearing the prosthetic leg in the beginning so it's normal for it to hurt at first for awhile until you get used to wearing and walking with the prosthetic leg.

The actual time it takes for you to get used to wearing and walking on the prosthetic leg can vary but some people take between 2 to 6 months and as long as a year to fully get used to wearing and walking on the prosthetic leg.

You usually won't be wearing a prosthetic leg for at least a month or so after the amputation because your leg needs to heal from the surgery.

But people do eventually get used to wearing the prosthetic leg and you take it off when you don't need to wear it.

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