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Does an ankle brace aid heel pain?

Does an ankle brace aid heel pain?

Not really: Unless you make the case that a more stable ankle can provide better biomechanical stability to foot and hence improve planatr fasciitis/heel pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Matter of preference: Where exactly are the spurs? Spurs sometimes depending on the location have little to do with pain and other times are the primary reason. In the after cases it may be recommended they be shaven down. ...Read more

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Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Could Help: A brace could help reduce motion. I would also consider an afo, ankle foot orthosis or arizona brace. Cortisone injections can help. Surgery in the form of a fusion as a last resort. ...Read more

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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet  & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Not as supportive: It is okay to wear athletic shoes without orthotics, but you will not get the same level of support for your arch. Custom orthotics conform to your arch and can help limit excessive pronation. The best combination for support is to wear custom orthotics with a stable athletic shoe. This becomes even more important if you participate in high-impact activities like running. ...Read more

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Is wearing the aircast inflatable stirrup ankle brace suitable for posterior tibial tendonitis? How long should this be worn?

Yes: In most cases the aircast brace is appropriate tx for post tib tendonitis. Occasionally a brace that locks the heal itself might be necessary. With the brace, nsaid's, and some rest mild tendonitis should be better in about 3 weeks. Occasionally more aggressive tx is needed with perhaps a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection or even surgery if the above and pt doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more

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Best brace for broken ankle?

Dr. Rudolf Zak Dr. Zak
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Best brace for broken ankle?

Fractured ankle: A brace might not be enough. If you have a fractured ankle recommend you see your doctor to get it further evaluated. You might need a cast or possible surgery. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Varies, but about wk: Different levels of sprains. in some the tendons are TORN off (takes weeks in this case; clue: major bruising and area is LOOSE). Mostly rest, some support (stirrup brace) anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

Orthotics: Custom made would be best option. Store bought orthotics are really for an average type arch which would not give you enough support. I don't think the shoe has much value. ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Ask your ortopedic: doctor. Depends on the injury and the orthopedic's preference. ...Read more

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What is ankle foot orthosis?

What is ankle foot orthosis?

A custom brace: A standard ankle foot orthoses (afo) is a custom-moulded brace made from a mould of your foot and ankle fabricated with a light weight durable plastic material designed to support your foot and ankle. ...Read more

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How are custom foot orthoses helpful for jogging?

How are custom foot orthoses helpful for jogging?

They're not: An orthotic or any other type of brace is an appliance that should be used to treat a specific condition. It is not necessary for a normal healthy foot and there is no evidence that it reduces foot injuries in athletics. ...Read more

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Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

DME supplier: There are many DME (durable medical equipment) suppliers in CA. However, I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for evaluation and prescription for the correct brace. They can give you guidance on the best place to have it made and in many cases they can have the brace made for you. ...Read more

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Extensor tendons in foot sublux/snapping over bones. Torn ext. retinaculum no surgeon will replace. Any brace (non AFO) to hold tendons in place?

Extensor tendons in foot sublux/snapping over bones. Torn ext. retinaculum no surgeon will replace. Any brace (non AFO) to hold tendons in place?

Retinaculum: Unfortunately the extensor retinaculum is the housing complex for the tendons. Keep looking for a surgeon to repair. A brace will help short term, but not long term. ...Read more

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What are braces?

Braces Are: Braces can be divided into fixed, metal and clear and removable "appliances". In fact, orthodontic braces are handles that deliver forces to the teeth that cause the teeth to move. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types, but your orthodontist will use the type. or types that he will think would work best for you. ...Read more

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Are braces suggested?

Dr. Meng Syn Dr. Syn
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Are braces suggested?

Dental Braces?: Orthodontics is usually an elective proceedure however there are certain pre-existing conditions in which braces may improve the quality of your life. See an orthodontist for a consult if you are uncertain. ...Read more

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What is it like to have braces?

What is it like to have braces?

Having Braces: As an adult you are thinking carefully about getting braces. Braces are a worthwhile investment in the health of your mouth and ultimately your whole body! the confidence of a beautiful smile is also a benefit. You will experience some soreness and need to be careful about foods you eat .The vast majority of adults who complete orthodontic treatment are very satisfied with the results. ...Read more

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What are the advantages to wearing braces?

What are the advantages to wearing braces?

Braces: It depends on the situation and your particular needs but in general: psychosocial benefits including self esteem, periodontal benefits due to greater ease to clean, functional benefits due to a proper bite. ...Read more

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What are the contraindications of those transparent braces?

What are the contraindications of those transparent braces?

Depends: Some here have answered in regards to invisalign. They are not braces, at all. Amongst the clear braces you ask about, they can be made of plastic or ceramics. The plastic ones flex too much and have inconsistent reactions to wire forces. The greek word for movement is "plastos" the root of plastic. Ceramic braces are more stiff, but are brittle, break, and can be hard to remove. ...Read more

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Can braces help with tmj?

Can braces help with tmj?

Sometimes: Talk to both your general dentist and your orthodontist about your TMJ issues before you start braces. This needs to be part of your treatment plan. If this is not discussed with the orthodontist the braces may make your TMJ pain worse. ...Read more

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Will braces affect my TMJ?

Braces/TMJ: The simple answer is yes. One it may make your TMJ/TMD symptoms better, or two it may make them worse. I would suggest you discuss this with your Orthodontist/Dentist, before treatment so you know what to expect. If you have already started treatment, bring this up with your Doctor so you can both follow this closely. ...Read more

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How do braces close spaces?

How do braces close spaces?

Gentle pressure: Braces simply apply a gentle pressure to the teeth. The teeth respond by slowly moving in the direction of the pressure. Typically, we can use elastics, rubberbands, or wire springs to apply the pressure. Invisalign uses clear plastic trays for the pressure. ...Read more

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Will braces fix an overbite?

Will braces fix an overbite?

Sort of: an Orthodontist is the best qualified Dental Specialist to "fix" an overbite. The orthodontic will have all of the available "medicines" in their armamentarium, including braces and many other treatment modalities. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist for an individualized evaluation of your unique malocclusion. Initial exams are usually complimentary. ...Read more

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Can i chew gum with braces on?

You shouldn't: Gum chewing can cause breakage of your braces, resulting in longer treatment time, more appointments to fix broken braces and may compromise your end result. Remember, every action has a consequence, take some time off of certain foods during your orthodontic treatment and then you can eat what ever you want when you are done. Enjoy your beautiful new smile! ...Read more

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Do i need braces if I have tmj?

Do i need braces if I have tmj?

No: You do not necessarily need braces because you have a TMJ problem. If you have a malocclusion it may be part of the treatment but certainly not all TMJ problems require braces. ...Read more

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How do braces fix the overbite?

How do braces fix the overbite?

Braces Align Teeth: If your overbite is off because your teeth are in the wrong positions, then braces can move your teeth into the proper positions, resulting in a pleasing smile & proper bite. If, however, your overbite is off because your upper and lower jaws aren't aligned correctly, then braces will have limited success. Bone problems cannot be corrected predictably with braces in adults. In kids often they can. ...Read more

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Can braces make a lisp go away?

Typically no: Speech is a "learned behavior" and although structural change (such as with braces) may effect some improvement, it should not be a reason to seek orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Do braces make you lose weight?

Do braces make you lose weight?

No: Reducing caloric input coupled w increasing caloric utilization results in weight loss. When getting used to new braces teeth may be sore, resulting in less calories consumed and very temporary weight loss. Alas this is only temporary. Want to loose weight safely, see a nutritionist. Remake your body as you remake your smile! ...Read more

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Do I need braces for an overjet?

Need vs Want: In many instances, a patient may want orthodontic treatment to enhance their smile. It is a terrific service, as well as a great value. In some instances it is actually needed due to trauma on the other teeth, gums, or jaw joint. It is impossible to say without seeing you. Visit an orthodontist who can discuss your case and propose various options that might be available to you. ...Read more

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How well do lingual braces work?

Would not recommend: They have their issues-- can cut your tongue, often impact speech, difficult to treat. We tried these for a while and decided not to treat using them. If you need an invisable solution, would strongly recommend you consider invisalign instead. Or better yet, consider clear brackets. ...Read more

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Can I use baking soda on braces?

Braces: Yes. Just remember that baking soda has an abrasive in it so use sparingly and probably not daily/. ...Read more

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