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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 more
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
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
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.
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 more
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
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?
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
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?
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.
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
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
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