A 39-year-old member asked:
are prescription knee braces really better than the over-the-counter ones?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Many are: Braces such as off-loading braces for arthritis and braces designed to stabilize the acl are better than over the counter braces. Custom braces are fitted to the patient and are engineered to perform a specific task. Over the counter braces are ok for simple sprains, contusions, etc.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Can i still wear knee braces with clot?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
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 doctor may let you wear a brace applied relatively looser than usual.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Where to get cheap velcro knee braces?
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