12 familiar situations for anyone with a prosthetic leg
From air escaping from your socket and difficulty getting into your car in a narrow parking space to a squeaking prosthesis, those with a leg prosthesis can experience challenging situations that people without a prosthesis may not even know exist. Do these situations sound familiar to you?
Many thanks to our hands-on expert Martine for her help in compiling this list!
5. Twisting and turning in the parking lot
A car parked a little too close to yours... For people without a prosthesis, this may mean a bit of twisting and turning, but it’s a huge problem for prosthesis wearers. After all, the door needs to be opened almost fully to get out of the car with a prosthetic thigh/leg, which is not always possible in a tight parking space.
12. Enviable glances
If people don’t immediately see that you wear a prosthesis, this can lead to staring when you use the disabled parking spot. Why are you parking there? You can walk, can’t you? While the energy you save by parking close to the entrance may very well make all the difference for you.