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Do Most People Need Crutches For Tendonitis In The Knee
Quadriceps stretches: The most common tendinitis around the knee involves the patella tendon that starts on the lowest point of your kneecap and ends on the prominent point on the front of the tibia. The easiest effective stretch involves stretching the quadriceps and extensor mechanism by bending the leg back gently so that the heel touches the back of the thigh. Hold stretch for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who do I see for cosmetic knock knee surgery? Do I get a say in the preferred alignment? (I do get pain as well in lateral side of knee)
Short term: Most orthopedic surgeons do not do this however those who do only do it for a few days...motion is encouraged right away. Loss of extension is very bad for knees in general. That is why some Ortho docs use them right after surgery but only while they are laying in bed ...Read more
Sport injury: A hyperextended knee injury occurs when the knee extends past a normal range of motion in the straight position. Essentially, the knee bends back on itself. Hyperextension can range from a mild injury, which is sore but heals in two to four weeks, to a severe injury requiring surgery and extensive knee pain medicines the ankle could be hyper extended in sport (dirt bike, on a rug ). ...Read more
What can plaster casts be used for? Could they be used for stopping knee meniscus tears instead of a knee brace? If the knee brace is an immobiliser.
Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?
What is the best knee brace for post surgery meniscus tears. The brace issued to me feels to cause pain more so than relive it.
Surgery to repair torn labrum in my hip and to fix cam and pincer impingment. What kind of dme will i be going home with other than crutches?
Hip arthroscopy: Some surgeons brace after surgery for a period of a few weeks to up to six weeks. Ice machine or sequential compression may also be utilized. Occasionally a tens unit may also accompany you. What's most important is to follow your post op instructions for pt and return to activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much time after an Extra-Articular Lateral Tenodesis and acl reconstruction of the knee would someone be able to return to sedentary work (office)?
Varies: There is no contraindication to return to restricted work as soon as comfortable and getting around safely. For most people that would be in the 5-10 day range. ...Read more
Can I get disability plates with full thickness cartilage loss in patella and mech. unstable ankle same leg? Need braces to walk without pain.
Yes it depends: most states require your doctor or healthcare provider to check off on state form whether you meet specific parameters of inability to ambulate specific distances you must check with your state and download the form bring to your healthcare provider and have form filled out as to the particular reason and have form signed and checked as to temporary or permanent most placardwould require renewal ...Read more
Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both knees if you only engage in a moderate amount of exercise per week?
Yes: If at some point you aggravated your knees doing a workout, you can start the inflammatory process and if you don't properly manage the tendonitis it can chronically ache and not recover properly. A good stretching and proper strengthening program monitored by a physical therapist under your doctors supervision is appropriate. ...Read more
I've had patella maltracking in the past and have it again...Where can I find knee strengthening exercises specifically for this...Cant afford pt?
Patellofemoral exerc: This is a nice guide with pictures that i printed off for a friend in the past: http://www.Permanente.Net/homepage/kaiser/pdf/6946.Pdf ..... Patella maltracking causes patellofemoral syndrome, so exercises for patellofemoral syndrome would be helpful for patella maltracking (for your internet searching leisure). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You do not need: Simple sprain of wrist usually heals with out any long term problems if one takes care of it with rest and immobilzation. Now if you develop chronic instability and especially scaphi-lunate dissociation then you may need to have surgery. There is no one best place to have this type of surgery but find a place that has lot of experience in performing this type of operation . Good hand sur. Service. ...Read more
See below: A shoe with good arch support and soft sole such as a cross trainer shoe. ...Read more
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