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Options for injury prone ankles? I wear a brace and get it taped when I work out but it doesn't seem to help neither does sitting and icing
Weak ankles: What is the cause if your weak ankles? Instability? Muscle weakness? Neuropathy? This is the question to ask your physician. Discover what the underlying pathology is then you can have a better answer. Have they discussed muscle retraining? Surgery? Muscle strengthening? Please see your podiatrist to explore your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patellar tendonstrap: A patellar tendon strap helps take the pressure off the affected area. You can find them at orthopedic offices, or at large sporting goods stores. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: There are different types of back braces. Each have their specific indications. Have your back evaluated by a professional and get a prescription for an appropriate brace for your specific condition. Often time they may need to be custom made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctor I get braces on a month my doctor says that it takes 8months to get braces off is it possible to get braced soon? How? Answer me please
You would have: To talk to othodontist about getting in sooner to get them on. ...Read more
Ankle Brace: Well it depends what type of pathology you are presenting at the time of exam. If for example you have a lateral ankle sprain stage 1 to 3, a standard laced up ankle or stirrup ankle brace would suffice. If its a more severe ankle sprain stage 4 or possible ankle fracture non displaced, a cam or walker boot is necessary. Hope this helps answer you question. ...Read more
See below: I would recommend a tie up ankle brace with stays in the inside and outside to support the ankle. ...Read more
Whenever I walk my ankle pops&i get a sharp pain&whenever I lean on my wrist to brace myself I get a horrible stabbing pain. Possible causes?
Location: Of the popping is important to helping figure a diagnosis. For example if it occurs on the outside it may be your peroneal tendons popping out from the retinaculum. In either case you have pain and hence should see a doctor. See an orthopedist as they can take care of your wrist issue as well. ...Read more
I have pain in my ankle because I roll my foot when I walk to avoid bunion pain. Should I wear an ankle brace until I get orthotics?
Bunion pain has several sources:
1. Rubbing directly against the shoe (get wider or softer shoe leather).
2. Arthritis in the joint (hallux rigidus) treated with stiff soled shoes with a rocker can be helped by orthotic injections, surgery
the rolling of the ankle multiple times may have stretched out your ankle ligaments and require a brace/physical therapy. ...Read more
Medical supply store: You can get off the shelg braces at medical, supply outlets. You could also get a custom brace from a physiatrist. You should also start a supervised. Physical therapy/ rehab program to address the multple issues that can cause a lordosis. Xrays may also be advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I was wondering how severe does scoliosis have to be to get a brace. Straining from not sitting against something hard happens frequently. Thanks
Varies: It depends on the purpose of the brace. The typical use for a brace in scoliosis is to control curve progression in a skeletally immature patient with a curve between 30 and 45 degrees. Most, although not all, 16 year old females are skeletally mature or nearly so. I would discuss the specifics of your case with a specialist. ...Read more
What should I do, my knees hurt to much! I have to always wear a knee brace, and theyy always get fluid in them!?
See a Rheumatologist: Persistent or recurrent fluid in the joints should be evaluated. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with transverse mylitis, now I have been recommended to get a brace to help my knee weakness. What would be a good brace?
Find orthotist: Trust that your docs have uncovered cause of your spinal cord problem, as could be due to early neuromyelitis optica or ms, and if so, you need specific rx. A brace is very personal, and the expert is termed an orthotist, who will design and work closely with a physical therapy and rehab team. Many different systems, but one should work for you. ...Read more
Knot in my wrist -the size of a pen tip -doesn't move or grow -hard like bone -doesn't hurt unless pushed on Will this go away? Should I get a brace?
May not need:
If the instabity was corrected surgically, your
patella (kneecap) should now track more
centrally in the groove
sometimes a brace will be helpful in the short
But as you get your quad strength hopefully
you will not need a brace or have further
problems with patella instability. ...Read more
I am 2 weeks post op from meniscus and ACL repair. Will I need a brace after recovery to get back into ice hockey? I am a goalie. Thanks.
Not necessarily: After a full rehab program you most likely will not need a brace. The acl and meniscal should be good to go within 9 mos to 12 mos, some as early as 6 months post surgery. I have had some athletes prefer to wear one for prevention of further injury but it has not been proven to always be effective. ...Read more