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Is There A Brace Fir T5 Injury
How long should you limit activity after a t5 compression fracture due to an accident. My doctor has me in a back brace.
Get another opinion.: You have two choices. One is to listen to your doctor which is the oen I support or pay additional money to get another opinion ...Read more
Should I be wearing a back brace if I have a disc injury? I have a disc injury--should I be wearing a back brace while it heals? .
Back brace: There is no great evidence for bracing after lumbar surgery- or soft tissue / disc injury... But in some people it really makes them feel better. While things heal, do lots of walking in good posture (brace may help!) but do not wear the brace all times and not while laying down. Avoid lifiting and twisting and give it 3 months... Best! ...Read more
Options for injury prone ankles? I wear a brace and get it taped when I work out but it doesn't seem to help neither does sitting and icing
Weak ankles: What is the cause if your weak ankles? Instability? Muscle weakness? Neuropathy? This is the question to ask your physician. Discover what the underlying pathology is then you can have a better answer. Have they discussed muscle retraining? Surgery? Muscle strengthening? Please see your podiatrist to explore your options. ...Read more
Depends: Spinal cord injury is very complex and the ability to "fix" the problem depends on many things including how badly the nerves have been injured, the age of the patient, the mechanism of injury, etc. Unfortunately, the overall healing potential of the spinal cord is quite poor and many injuries result in permanent problems. ...Read more
What kind of back brace (and what size) is helpful for middle aged back aches with no injury history?
Brace: A brace, sling, or immobilizer can temporarily protect the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can be partial, complete, acute, or chronic. Complete tears won't heal with the above. ...Read more
No: No they don"t.Get a more detailed answer ›
At your age you should not need a back brace - what is concerning you?
Please let me know and I will try and help you. ...Read more
Hard to say...:
My sympathy for you or whoever has the injury. Any spinal injury can cause major changes, and regulation of circulation is one of them.
Saying that, effects on respiration and upper cord function should be minimal. Regulation of circulation to lower gut, bladder, and lower limbs may be changed. This includes control of sexual response. Good luck. ...Read more
6 yr molars painless: Usually upper and lower 6 year molars (#3, 14, 19, 30 or 6's in the states or #16, 26, 36, 46 in europe). Often 12 year molars are banded as well depending on the age of the patient. (#2, 15, 18, 31 or 7's in the states or 16, 26, 36, 46 in europe) placement is often preceded by spacers three days in advance and is relatively painless. ...Read more
I've complete torn ATFL. Last injury 9, wks ago. Still hurts to walk and swells up. Should it be braced/cast/bandage while I wait for orthoped appointment
Torn ATFL: Ankle sprains often result in a torn ATFL. Initial treatment for ankle sprains is rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). After 10-14 days of this, symptoms should improve. Physical therapy is useful to restore ankle motion and strength. In your case, pain and swelling has persisted and may indicate other problems, like cartilage injury. Recommend immobilization to protect the ankle. ...Read more
Brace Should Help: The back brace should help. However, you will always have to be conscious of your lifting mechanics, weight and preexisting limitations. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. ...Read more
Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?
How long to braces stay in and if a tooth is pushed really far back do to an sports injury can that tooth be replaced?
Depends: Depends on the circumstance, the seriousness of the injury, and the overall treatment plan. Loose teeth are generally splinted for about 6 weeks. Teeth that have to be repositioned will be in braces for many months. If tooth is devitalized root canal treatment or extraction may be required. Discuss this with your treating Dentist. ...Read more
I always have the sensation of golf balls implanted in my back muscles with one very big one where and old injury occurred at t4/t5, why?
Need to be seen: It could be due to many different thigs and you need to be examined, sometimes biopsy may be needed. It could be to benign fatty tumors (lipomas), different kind of cysts (cebaceous)or maybe fibromas or neurofibromas etc. ...Read more
How much time talar dome take to collapse after diagnosed with pathy avn in talar dome 5 month post injury. Currently walking on PTB brace.
Treatment of avn of the talar dome can be very challenging both for you and your doctor. Reconstitution (new bone formation) under the talar dome can take 24-36 months. If the dome collapses then treatment options are limited. If you have questions don't hesitate to discuss your prognosis with your doctor.
Good luck. ...Read more
DISLOCATED MY KNEE.... SWELLING STARTED ALMOST INSTANTLY, SHOULD THE BRACE BE WORN IMEDIATELY AFTER INJURY?
Kner pain: Yes wear it immediately to stabilizeGet a more detailed answer ›
Will wearing a knee brace while playing sports make it less likely to have an injury or more likely?
Stability: The thought is that wearing a knee brace helps to stabilize the knee and associated ligaments and tendons when you are experiencing pain or minor injury. I see the brace as a protective factor while playing sports if you are dealing with knee tendon or ligament strain/pain. I doubt if it would really benefit or protect you to wear one if no injury exists however. ...Read more
I had an injury 31/2 years ago on my shin bone. It hurts and there is a bump. What do I do? Should I use a brace?
I'm a t5-t6 paraplegic, didn't get therapy after my injury and been living without it for years, is it possible to get legs flexible now?
Paraplegic: There is interesting work being done. First you must see a rehab med doc who will be able to decide (it depends on the amount of fixed flexion deformity you have). There is interesting work in europe where they have been implanting micro electrodes in the spinal cord below the lesion and they are able to stimulate the muscles in the legs and get them to move and actually allow walking. ...Read more
Which lower body lifting exercises can I do with a meniscal injury. My doctor has cleared me for walking and stairs without a brace or krutches?
I have flat foot and an ankle that hurts all the time due to an injury a long time ago but never heals properly. Should I use a brace? And what type?
Is there any point in wearing a brace if you just found out you have a pars lateral fracture 6 months after the injury? Any possibility of healing?
Pars fracture: Healing of a pars fracture is a very slow process. Lying flat in bed while sleeping may help to relieve pain. Also get exercises from a physiotherapist. ...Read more