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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

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 more

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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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Where can I get brace for osgood schlatters disease help?

Where can I get brace for osgood schlatters disease help?

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

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Where to get brace for scoliosis and lordosis?

Where to get brace for scoliosis and lordosis?

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 more

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Which type of ankle brace should I get?

Which type of ankle brace should I get?

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

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What kind of brace can I get for rolled ankle/ for snowboarding?

See below: I would recommend a tie up ankle brace with stays in the inside and outside to support the ankle. ...Read more

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What kind of brace should I get for a stretched mcl? I already have one that keeps my knee straight and need one that allows me to bend it.

What kind of brace should I get for a stretched mcl? I already have one that keeps my knee straight and need one that allows me to bend it.

Hinge: Don joy makes a "TROM" hinged brace. It is great for this situation. Other makers have similar types of hinged braces. Try googling hinged knee brace for collateral injury. Get the names of the braces and then get on ebay and see if you can get a used one. Or go see a doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Yes plus: 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

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Can you get a brace to straighten crown?

Can you get a brace to straighten crown?

Crown straightening: Braces can be used to straightening crowns. Modern adhesive cements can bond to porcelain, gold crowns, to attach orthodontic brackets that will be used to move the teeth. ...Read more

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Where can I get a brace to help reverse lordosis?

Where can I get a brace to help reverse lordosis?

A matter of extremes: The lumbar spine (lower back) has what is known as a lordotic curve, naturally. You do not want to lose the natural curves. You want to get them back to your normal. ...Read more

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What is it like to get a brace for your back for scoliosis?

What is it like to get a brace for your back for scoliosis?

Not too bad: Most of the new braces are low profile and can easily be hidden under your clothes. There is an adjustment period, usually about 2 weeks, while you and your body get used to wearing the brace. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Where can I get a brace to help reduce and possibly reverse my lordosis?

Please help docs! Where can I get a brace to help reduce and possibly reverse my lordosis?

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 more

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Where can I get a brace for my pectus carinatum?

Where can I get a brace for my pectus carinatum?

Prosthetics clinic: Any good prosthetics clinic/facility may be able to manufacture an appropriate brace. Consult a pediatric surgeon for help. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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Should I get a brace after lateral release/dislocated kneecap surgery?

Should I get a brace after lateral release/dislocated kneecap surgery?

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
run.
But as you get your quad strength hopefully
you will not need a brace or have further
problems with patella instability. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I sprained my knee a week ago and got ot checked and nothing was wrong they told me to get a brace and I would be fine but silly me did a flip at dance. It hurt even more than it did when I injured it its reallly swolllen like softball size and it hurts

Have it evaluated.: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation may help for an acute injury. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Knee injury. Np said to follow up with an ortho, limit walking, and get a brace. Knee pops when walking. Should I use crutches until follow up?

Knee injury. Np said to follow up with an ortho, limit walking, and get a brace. Knee pops when walking. Should I use crutches until follow up?

May have an ACL tear: Get to an orthopedic surgeon asap. Do not bother with braces. Crutches would help relieve the pain as long as someone shows you how to use them properly. Get to the surgeon asap to avoid more damage to the knee. You most likely will need an MRI of your knee, . ...Read more

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Please describe or provide a link to the type of brace I need for tennis elbow. Doc said get a brace. Pain is on the outside of the elbow - from Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Please describe or provide a link to the type of brace I need for tennis elbow. Doc said get a brace. Pain is on the outside of the elbow - from Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

See ORS: tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common upper extremity tendon problem. It actually involves degeneration (not inflammation) of the extensor carpi radialis tendon (ECRB). Treatment includes rest from power grip activities, NSAIDs, ice massage, physical therapy (" super 7 exercises), 'counterforce' bracing (limited benefit), steroid and PRP injections. Occ. surgery is indicated. GL! ...Read more

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I hurt my arm lifting heavy boxes. My forearm is sore and my hand is tingling. Is rest and ice enough for treatment? Should I get a brace?

I hurt my arm lifting heavy boxes. My forearm is sore and my hand is tingling. Is rest and ice enough for treatment? Should I get a brace?

May need more: Rest and brace are ok, but the fact that you have tingling in your hands may mean that their is a nerve involve, I would suggest that you get further evaluation. ...Read more

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Degree of scoliosis is 5 in lower thoracic & 7 in mid lumbar spine. Should I get a brace/treatment? I'm 24yr/old woman. I've consistent back pain tho.

Most wouldn't: I don't even refer cases out with that minor level of deviation. Your doc is in a better position to sort out any back pain issues but many with scoliosis at higher degrees have no pain at all. ...Read more

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Can anyone get braces?

Can anyone get braces?

Braces: There can be some limitations to who can get braces but most people who want a better smile. The limitations are based on health of the gums and bone as well as some types of medications. ...Read more

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Why do adults get braces?

Why do adults get braces?

Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read more

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Can I get braces removed?

Can I get braces removed?

Yes: How and by who is the question. One should go back to the office where the appliances were delivered and ask for their removal. If one has moved to another provider, he or she should be able to remove them correctly. You should have a trained orthodontist remove them so as not to damage the teeth. ...Read more

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Can I get braces just because?

Can I get braces just because?

Because?: Can you get braces "just because"? Because of what? You don't need them but just want them for no particular reason? An ethical orthodontic specialist normally won't simply put braces on your teeth unless there is a reason for correcting something. But just "to have them"? I am doubting it, unless its for an acting part for a movie/tv/play. ...Read more

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