Tracking your pain is an important part of the process towards management and treatment. This information is also very useful to our team when brainstorming or offering a treatment plan. Here are some things you should know or do:
- Record Your Symptoms - Common details or questions to take note of are: When are you experiencing pain, and are you wearing your prosthesis during this time? What were you doing when the pain started and how long did it last? Have you found anything that helps the pain?
- Note of Any Applicable Health Conditions - It is good practice to keep a list of your health conditions, medications, supplements, etc. so your healthcare team can have as much information as possible.
- Bring a Friend or Family Member - It is so easy to forget things here and there or all of the exact details when you’re at an appointment or a fitting. We recommend bringing a friend or family member to not only support you, but be another set of ears for the information shared.
- Prepare Questions - Writing down questions as they come to you in between appointments is a huge benefit, so you can come prepared to your appointment getting the exact support you need for what you are experiencing.