Once your residual limb, your stump, has healed and swelling has gone down and it is wrapped properly, you should be able to use your prosthetic leg with little to no pain.  You may feel some pressure but pain should be minimal.  Your prosthetist will give you a specific schedule for using your new prosthesis which will allow the residual limb to gradually adjust.  If you do feel pain while wearing your prosthetic leg, you should let your prosthetist know right away.

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Last Modified: December 20, 2014