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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?

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

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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..

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

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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?

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

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Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?

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

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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?

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

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Should you sleep with an ACE bandage on knee?

Should you sleep with an ACE bandage on knee?

Generally not.: If you are using an ace bandage for knee support, then you should take it off when you go to sleep, so as not to compromise circulation. ...Read more

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My knee hurts when straighten and when I close it. Would an ACE bandage do any good?

My knee hurts when straighten and when I close it. Would an ACE bandage do any good?

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

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Is it best to cover this big bruise on my knee with an ACE bandage or medical tape?

Is it best to cover this big bruise on my knee with an ACE bandage or medical tape?

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

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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?

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?

Probably patella?: 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

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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.

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

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How do I get rid of fat on the inside of my knees. Will wrapping cling film around them help..

How do I get rid of fat on the inside of my knees. Will wrapping cling film around them help..

No - it won't.: You can not spot lose fat naturally. The cling wrap will have no lasting effect. Take care. ...Read more

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Can venous insufficiency (without sores) below the knee cause it to feel like something is wrapping around the leg?

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

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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?

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

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Dull Achy knee pain when not wrapped tightly or in brace. Feeling intensifies when something (pants, blanket, etc.) Rubs against it.

Dull Achy knee pain when not wrapped tightly or in brace. Feeling intensifies when something (pants, blanket, etc.) Rubs against it.

See Doctor: This could be a problem within the joint like a meniscus tear, or it could be an inflammatory arthritis or some sort of damage to the nerve. A primary care doctor could help you sort it out. ...Read more

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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

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 : 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

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Fell, twisted ankle+injured knee. Knee is painful, swollen, non-weight bearing. Iced, wrapped, and elevated. No med insurance. Is a doc visit needed?

Fell, twisted ankle+injured knee. Knee is painful, swollen, non-weight bearing. Iced, wrapped, and elevated. No med insurance. Is a doc visit needed?

Please get checked.: It is concerning that you can't put any weight on it. If you have a broken bone then your leg needs proper splinting and treatment or this may lead to even bigger problems later. You can always get evaluated and treated in the er. We are here to help you! most er's will also be able to help get you set up with insurance, medical assistance, or help direct you. Good luck in you recovery! ...Read more

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