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How long should you limit activity after a t5 compression fracture due to an accident. My doctor has me in a back brace.

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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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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? .

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

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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

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

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Can you repair t5 spinal cord injury?

Can you repair t5 spinal cord injury?

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

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What kind of back brace (and what size) is helpful for middle aged back aches with no injury history?

Let me me understand: Back ache with no injury, so what is the source for back pain, we have to establish the diagnosis then we could with brace or pt or other methods. ...Read more

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Will a shoulder brace help a cure a rotator cuff injury?

Will a shoulder brace help a cure a rotator cuff injury?

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

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Do I need to wear ankle braces if I haven't had any serious ankle injuries?

Do I need to wear ankle braces if I haven't had any serious ankle injuries?

No ankle braces: Unless a physician has recommended that you wear ankle braces to protect against repeated injury/sprains, ankle braces are not indicated. ...Read more

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Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Not always: Usually it's better to stay loose when you have a back injury and not restrict movement with a brace. ...Read more

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Could wearing a back brace really prevent injuries to the lower back?

Could wearing a back brace really prevent injuries to the lower back?

Back brace: 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

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How would a incomplete Spinal cord injury at T5 Affect the Circulatory system?

How would a incomplete Spinal cord injury at T5 Affect the Circulatory system?

Hard to say...: Hi UMays
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

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What tooth are molar bands fir braces typically placed on? Is the placement painful?

What tooth are molar bands fir braces typically placed on? Is the placement painful?

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

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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

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

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Should I use a back brace for lifting if I have suffered a lower back injury?

Should I use a back brace for lifting if I have suffered a lower back injury?

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

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When to go to the dr for a wrist injury? Been in a brace for a week. On and off pain, swelling.

When to go to the dr for a wrist injury? Been in a brace for a week. On and off pain, swelling.

Please get evaluated: With continued pain and inflammation (swelling), I would recommend an evaluation by your physician. A thorough physical examination and possible diagnostic imaging ie x-rays may be necessary to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Unloading: Yes. The scientific name for "knock knees" is genu valgum. There are braces known as "offloading" braces that can help with the increased mechanical load placed on the inner knee. If it is severe, a high tibial osteotimy is another option that is pretty successful. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Long time: 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

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Will wearing a knee brace while playing sports make it less likely to have an injury or more likely?

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

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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 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?

X-rays: I would recommend x-rays to check status of the tibia (shin bone). Periostitis or inflammation of the tissue covering the bone is possible. A brace would have some benefit. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Need more info: Do you have a mensical tear? If you do and had a surgical
menisectomy, usually my patients are walking within a few
days, then stationary biking, then running in 3-4 weeks.
Things like stairs and crouching are variable based on quad
strength and body weight. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Without knowing: The exact nature of your injury it is hard to answer your question. Braces like an AFO are certainly a possibility. ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Ask your ortopedic: Doctor. Depends on the injury and the orthopedic's preference. ...Read more

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What kind of knee brace is good to prevent a sports knee injury?

None.: There are no proven braces that help prevent knee injuries. However, we feel that a hinged knee brace may offer some support for the knee. Hinged knee braces can be found at most sporting goods stores. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more