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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, quite common: Unloader braces need to be fitted to each individual knee by a person knowledgeable in technical aspects of fitting such braces. Pain on the medial si ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stretching is better: Stretching of it band is preferred over bracing.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Leszkowitz
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Possibly: Check with your doctor. Be careful wearing anything too tight which may cause compression of the extremity. If you are on a blood thinner then your do ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
None.: a brace or sleeve over your knee, will only irritate the IT Band worse, from the direct compression. Usually, IT Bands respond to stretching.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behrooz Behbod
8 years experience Public Health
Questions for you: Do you have any swelling, redness or locking? May be as a result of a dancing injury, such as a torn meniscus.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Not likley: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Ra ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily: This is highly dependent on your surgeon and his/her protocol. Typically microfracture under the patella is an indicator for a knee brace post-op. Ask ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Most likely the popping is due to a condition call patella chondromalacia.Braces will help is the patellas are tracking laterally.Only specials x-ray ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
First thing is 2 get: a firm diagnosis. Get in 2 C a sports medicine, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon & find out what is wrong . often requires hands on xam &am ... Read More
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