Silly question about prostheses

Hi all

Feel a bit daft posting this but here goes. I’m having physio and have to lie on my front for quite a long period of time (about 10 to 15 minutes minutes) while I have treatment and acupuncture. I don’t take my bra off.

I’m wondering if I will cause damage to my prostheses by lying on them and squashing them. Has anyone been told anything about this?

Any views or advice gratefully received! Elinda x

Hi Elinda,

If I were you I would err on the side of caution. Do you still have the softie you were given following MX? If so, I think it would be better if you used that whilst having treatment. Not sure how much pressure the prosthesis would take but I would not want to chance it.

Just my thoughts,


Thanks Emmbee, I do have my softies but they make me look a bit odd really. I hadn’t thought of wearing them but think that is the solution. I’m thinking better not to take the chance and damage my prostheses. Elinda x

Hi Elinda.
Far from a silly question def. made me think, am with emmbee would use the softies or just whip them out, could turn out to be an expensive sension.
Good luck.

Hi Elinda,

I think you may be ok to leave your prostheses in - I only say this, cos I’ve just returned from an adventure holiday where I did white water rafting and also zip lining. The white water rafting was for 3hrs and I was strapped very tightly into a buoyancy vest, and with the zip lining, the training and the actual ziplining took about 45 minutes, and again I was strapped tightly into safety equipment. My prosthesis wasnt harmed at all by these “entrapments” so I think you should be ok with your physio and acupuncure.

Good luck with the treatment honey, n don’t forget, there’s no such thing as a silly question on here! :slight_smile:

Lots of love,
Shelley xxxxx

Thanks so much everyone. I thought I might not get any responses but I should have known there would be some wonderful women out there on hand to help. Thank goodness for this site!

Shelley - wow what an adventure, if the old prostheses can stand white water rafting a bit of physio should be okay then!

I might just whip my bra off though, as I’m lying facing down it shouldn’t be too shocking for the physio! Elinda x