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Ace Bandage Knee Wrap
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
Just Right: Some degree of compression aids in the treatment of swelling. Excessive tightness of a wrap at the knee may lead to calf/foot/ankle swelling--all to be avoided. In the extreme, the compression could harm nerves (peroneal is most susceptible) or even contribute to development of a deep vein clot. ...Read more
Yes: Be sure it is not too tight. There are other braces that are much better. Pt is also helpful. ?Is this your first dislocation? Did you have an MRI as this can be associated with other soft tissue problems. *****i assume this is a dislocated kneecap and not the entire knee joint as the latter is an entirely different animal so to speak! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may.: You can try. It may help, and cannot hurt. Use a 6 inch wide, double length ace. ...Read more
Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?
Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does taping your ankle sprain with sports tape from the sports store help you more than an ACE wrap does? Taping seems stronger and tighter than ace.
No: Taping is not for recent injuries. It is for old injuries to help prevent re-injury. Taping is too tight and dangerous in the early post-injury stages. Ace wraps are elastic and can accommodate some swelling. Right after injury you are trying to reduce swelling, not cut off blood flow. Use and ace wrap until the swelling is resolved, then start taping for return to sports. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Make sure the extremity distal to the ace wrap is not swelling. ...Read more
Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear . Normal?
Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?
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