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Ace Bandage Knee Wrap
I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?
Start with RICE: I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort. Did you injury your knee? Regardless, I recommend you start with rice, and the "c" can be accomplished with the ace bandage you mentioned. With the sensation that your knee is going to "give out" you should plan to see an orthopedist, especially if it does not get better soon. You may need bracing, an injection, pt, or surgery depending on severity of injury. ...Read more
Just came from ER knee injury it was just just a sprain they wrapped it with ACE bandage so I sleep with it on ER did not say?
Ice it: Should be ok as long as it is not too tight. Ice, elevate, and rest in the short term. ...Read more
Dr. Miller, I Wrapped Foot With Ace Bandage (Loosely) Out Of Desperation And Now Have Pain In Shin / Calf / Knee..... I Have To Be On Feet For Jobs I'm A Cosmetologist For Last 25 Years. Hurting..
Sorry but: Questions are not connected so do not know what the original question or problem was. It sounds like you need to be sure to elevate your foot as much as possible. Take ibuprofen 4 three times a day or 3 aleve (naproxen) twice a day. Be sure to ice it, frozen corn is great for 15 minutes every hour while acute. Maybe you can tighten the compression a bit tonight ...Read more
I fell and hurt my knee. It was swelling and it hurt so I put it up, wrapped it in a tensor bandage and iced it. Should I wear the tensor to bed?
Usually not: This is usually not necessary. The downside of the bandage is that it may impede proper venous (blood) drainage from your leg leading to swelling. At night, you may not realize this is happening. ...Read more
Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?
What is "cib"?: How do you know you have cellulitis? Most diagnoses of leg cellulitis are not correct. Stasis dermatitis is much more common. This is a sad but common error. If you have cellulitis, or any other cause for red & swollen leg, bacitracin is useless. In fact it frequently causes allergic reactions which make it worse. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
I hit my leg below my knees was swollen. I put ice and wrapped it with a bandage for a week. Now I look at my foot on the side of my foot is purple?
Bandaging can do: That. I find this happens often wafter doing surgery on one part of the foot and after removing the bandage there is purple in another part of the foot. I think the bandaging possibly causes blood vessels to break or leak and the blood spilling causes the black and blue marks. No worries should disappear soon. ...Read more
Swelling?: If the knee is swollen, then both the straightening and bending of the knee beyond 30 degrees causes pain that is due to increased pressures in the knee and stretching of the capsule of the joint. If you have had a recent injury that has left your knee swollen and painful as you described it, it may be due to soft tissue injury sustained by your ligaments or menisci. Need to be evaluated! ...Read more
Big bruise on knee: If there is blistering or less viable skin, it is better to put a pad or bandage on the spread pressure over a greater area and lessen risk of skin damage. ...Read more
I dislocated my left knee today. I applied ice right away. Now that I can walk on it can I use an ACE bandage or do I need it x-rayed first?
You probably dislocated or subluxed your
patella - not your knee
if you have had recurrent epidodes of this
you might not need to be seen.
But if this is the first episode you should
be seen and xrayed
you may have a chip fracture or possibly
an injury to the capsule, retinaculum, patella
tendon or quad muscle from the injury. ...Read more
I sprained my knee and was given a knee brace. Would a smaller knee brace and or ace bandage be as affective so I can work in.
Maybe: It depends if you're on your feet and walking a lot at work. Which would be better, although it's counter-intuitive. If you sit at a desk. Or stand in one place, wear the bigger brace. People will understand. Ask your doctor to write a letter just in case. ...Read more
I fell asleep with my ace bandage on and woke up an hour later to my lower leg numb. I freaked out and tore the ace bandage off my knee but still feel like my circulation hasn't been the best today. Should I be concerned?
Painful knee popping under kneecap when straightening. Limping, burning and achy. Stairs and walking hurts. Brace and ace bandage helps a bit. I'm diagnosed with runner's knee. It's not the normal flare. 'm not sure what this is. What could it be?
Patellofemoral pain: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral pain;the cartilage underneath your kneecap may be thinning or damaged and causes pain in the kneecap region, esp. W/stairclimbing, squats, lunges etc. Keeping the knee bent for a period of time can be uncomfortable. Isometric quad strengthening, hamstring stretching, nsaids and patellar stabilizing sleeve can be helpful. See ors if sx's persist. Gl! ...Read more
Do I remove an ACE bandage from a bruised swollen knee before going to bed for the evening? Injury contusion on right knee from a slip and fall at work. Right knee was the first body part to hit the pavement. My size is 6'3 3/4, 340 lbs. Xray indicates kn
At: At night, remove the ace wrap, elevate knee by putting pillow or towel under it. Rewrap it in the morning. Bet wishes. ...Read more
No - it won't.: You can not spot lose fat naturally. The cling wrap will have no lasting effect. Take care. ...Read more
Can venous insufficiency (without sores) below the knee cause it to feel like something is wrapping around the leg?
Venous insufficiency: I gather you mean that something is tightly wrapped around your leg. If so, I would gather your leg is pretty swollen at this time. If this is also true, then you should try elevating your leg to bring the swelling down and look into compression hoses. If you don't do so, you might not have sores for now, in due time, you will develop them. ...Read more
So due to this knee pain I'm having I wrapped my knee but the pain is still there I can't sleep @ night I have no injury just chronic pain?
On and On and On.:
What you have, is an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition. These conditions typically go on for an extended period of time, never completely resolving.
A better option would be having it evaluated by an orthopedic specialist. Find the cause of your pain and the best options for resolving it. ...Read more
Dull Achy knee pain when not wrapped tightly or in brace. Feeling intensifies when something (pants, blanket, etc.) Rubs against it.
Lower leg swelling knee and below. Injured knee 3 days ago. Have been wraping it. Took off wraps to find swelling. E.R. Or wait female 54 working out caused sore knee thus now swelling after wrapping
The swelling may be due to the wrap preventing appropriate circulation and fluid return in the lower leg. We call this edema. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for evaluation of your knee injury to rule out a sprain or tear in the supporting structures.
It is unlikley that you have a clot in your leg but this can also be assessed. ...Read more
Fell, twisted ankle+injured knee. Knee is painful, swollen, non-weight bearing. Iced, wrapped, and elevated. No med insurance. Is a doc visit needed?
Yes: Yes for evaluation, and did you trip or was there another cause for the fall. ...Read more
Red patch on skin wraping around knee and calf area swelling itchy burning numb/tingly have been metioned of shingles had chicken pox as kid 38yr old?
Shingles: Possible. Wait a few days unless blisters develop in which case treatment is indicated. ...Read more
Circulation can be: ...Compromised. If it hurts and/or feels too tight, loosen it. ...Read more
Not Really....: Wrapping yourself in Saran wrap isn't the best ideal to lose weight. The occlusion of the skin increases temperature, causes more sweating and forces you to lose water weight. The problem is you have to replace the fluids from the sweating, so it has a 0 net effect. You are better off at the gym exercising at your elevated zone for 30+ minutes and watching your diet. ...Read more
I twisted my foot 3 days ago, I put ice on it and wrapped with a ACE bandage and the swelling went down, but still al little painful when I walk, pro?
Ankle brace: All of the above, but I would continue the ace bandage or get an ankle brace. ...Read more
I slept 8 hours with an Ace bandage wrapped too tightly around my arm. Upon waking, my hand was swollen and sensitive to touch. Will I be OK?
Can U say Tourniquet: You should know within the next several hours. The swelling should subside and sensitivity reduce if all is well. This could happen quickly or slowly improve over a couple of days. See your doctor if concerned that it is not improving. ...Read more
I got a cast put on my arm yesterday at ER it hard on the back and wraped in an ace bandage it smells REALY bad is this normal How do I get rid of it?
F/u with Ortho: Read the discharge instructions from the ER, call or go back if you notice anything unusual. Otherwise follow up as recommended. ...Read more
Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?
6yr old fell. Has bruise and hard lump On elbow. Doc wrapped it in ace bandage. But it hurts her more than before with the bandage. Was doc rite2 wrap?
I sprained my ankle 4 days ago but yesterday it started bruising real bad and the bump of my ankle still hurts went to dr did an xray said it was just a sprain been taking ibprofuen put ice and keep it wrapped with an ACE bandage
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more
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