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Varies: It varies in part based upon the area of the country, the materials involved, and also based upon how much the company that produces the brace charges. In our area, I believe a "typical" scoliosis brace is in the 3500 dollar range for an adolescent with a progressive scoliosis curve in whom we are trying to halt progression so surgery won't be needed. Good question. ...Read more
My daughter pt eval said her tibias were bowed and pt probably won't help but bracing will. Ortho won't see her. What does this mean and what do we do?
Why not?: Why won't ortho see her? If there's an insurance issue, then fix it. If it's just going to be awhile, talk to your pediatrician to see if that's an acceptable time to wait. The pt cannot order the braces, but somebody has to offer an expert opinion. If the ortho feels it doesn't need to be braced, then they may be right. A little bowing is normal in infants, but not older children. ...Read more
Ortho said my 2 yo daughters bowed tibias was neuro not ortho so neuro ordered pt and pt said it won't help but bracing will and ortho won't see again?
More info: More detail is needed for us to help, but what is their diagnosis? Have you discussed with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Pectus Carinatum: Patients with pectus carinatum can be treated without surgical intervention using and external chest brace. This technique was developed by a surgeon in Brazil more than 20 years ago and it is considered first line therapy. It is effective when properly used, particularly in young patients ...Read more
Protrusion deformity of the ribs in children is usually treated with an external chest brace. Most adult patients do not require treatment. Bracing is less likely to work in adults. However, in severe cases, surgery is an option.
Here is a link with helpful information about pectus carinatum:
http://academicdepartments. Musc. Edu/surgery/divisions/pediatric/Pectus_Carinatum_FAQ. Pdf ...Read more
Yes: Yes it will cause weakness of surrounding musculature due to disuse atrophy. ...Read more
I have kyphosis and a pigeons chest and I want to know if bracing is to late because im almost 17 and is organ pain bad with this condition?
Hypermobility?: ? Is organ pain associated with pigeon chest & kyphosis. In teenage male Hypermobility Syndrome (HS) might be explanatory. See Brighton Criteria & take test on-line. Bracing cannot change posture, but body physical culture, sensible diet (avoid obesity) & yoga can; tone all major muscle groups. IBS w. abdominal cramping can be associated w. HS. Other associations: chronic back & neck pain. ...Read more
When surgery is recommended for ankle instability is it something that I can put off for awhile and just use bracing or does it need to be done asap?
recommendations: First of all, I do this type of reconstruction. Considerations to try prior to surgery if not already been done. Have you tried extensive physical therapy for rehabilitation and strengthening exercises. Unless you have a completely unstable ankle then surgery is indicated. I feel bracing for prolonged periods is detrimental for ankle instability. Have you tried orthotics and a second opinion. ...Read more
What kind of wrist bracing could I use to reduce ulna nerve pain from a damaged nerve and clawing?
Simple but effective: Not a cure, but try this buy 2 simple items: a terrycloth tennis towel (sold in sports stores) and a pull-on neoprene (body glove) tube wrist support: wear the pull on neoprene support OVER the tennis towel and use OTC antiinflammatory meds like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) (if not allergic) ...Read more
When bracing for carpal tunnel syndrome, how long and how much/little improvement is expected before deciding on steroid shots or surgery?
22 y/o F with patellofemoral knee syndrome in knees for past 11 years, have done p/t, pain meds, heat, bracing etc. Is surgery an option? Thanks!!
Probably not: Because of your age. Continue with the conservative treatment. ...Read more
20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesn't help either. Options?
10 mnths old ankle sprain, stil pain on weightbearing. Bracing ankle n doing rehabs. Pain increases after pt. Is it okay to continue pt exs if pain occurs?
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What is the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? Would bracing be helpful? Any other suggestions?
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The best initial treatments include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. Bracing can be helpful. It is important to be followed by a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced or if there is intractable pain then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more
During my bracing period, black triangles started forming. Ortho sanded the teeth but there's still minor triangles. Will gums fill this space?
Ask: Has your orthodontic treatment been completed? How long ago were your teeth trimmed? At a young age and with proper orthodontic treatment, the gums will probably fill in, especially if the trimming was done very recently. This is a question that should be definitely brought to the attention of your dentist. My guess is that you will be happy with the answer. ...Read more
I'm having pain at the joint of my middle finger where the palm and finger meet. The pain is bad when I'm bracing to get off of the floor and when ope?
Trigger finger: Pain at the metacarpal phalangeal joints is usually due to an overuse syndrome. It can be treated with rest, ice and heat, and corticosteroid injections by a medical provider. Often avoiding what hurts and use of that joint for 2-6 weeks will clear up the problem. If the joint is swollen, red, and with worsening pain infection and conditions like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis should be ruled out. ...Read more
What is the treatment for septic joint of the ankle? What is recovery time like? Is your ankle placed in a plaster or other bracing? The symptoms?
3yrs of severe numbness elbows-hands. Doc thinks cubitalts. Had 3 nerve tests, bracing, ot and pt, seeing a surgeon tuesday. What should I expect?
Cubital Tunnel Syn: Cubital tunnel syndrome describes a condition where the ulnar nerve is entrapped at the elbow. Affected patients often experience numbness/tingling along the little finger and the ulnar half of the ring finger. This discomfort may be accompanied by weakness of grip and, rarely, by intrinsic muscle wasting. I see you are on metformin which is important because dm can cause your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
Regular bracing, physio post 37wks of severe ankle sprain. Still pain on weightbearing for 10min. Mri 3month back-2 torn lig. How long physio 2B continued?
Sprained ankle 10mnths ago, still pain on weightbearing, but no instability. Mri (5mnths back)said 2 torn ligaments. Did extensive pt exs, bracing. Stil pain?
Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. If the pain has not improved with conservative measures surgery may be a good option. ...Read more
20 yr old f. pars defect at l5 and arthritis of lower back. Been seeing a physiatrist x1yr. No significant improvement. Tried injections, bracing, PT, etc. Is it time to see a surgeon? Or wait it out
I had sur forr tennis elbow. Now left is hurting. I am bracing and rest plus naproxen 500. Not btr. Do I need a cort. Shot?
After I get my cast of for grade 3 ankle sprain will I just be able to walk normally without any other bracing? Cast on for 2-3 weeks
After 3 weeks in a cast your ankle will be stiff and may take a few days to move well. It takes 6 weeks to get 90% strength to your healing ligaments, longer if you have nicotine or anti-inflammatory medications in your blood. Relatively flat shoes, and may need a brace.
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Chronic pain in thumb and arm with no structural reasons. Prev 3 gameskeeper thumb surg and glenoid labrum repair. Icing, bracing, med etc What's wrong?
Where is pain: It depends where the pain is. It may be in the soft tissues. You will need a medical evaluation as well as a hand evaluation. You may have a hyperflexibility syndrome called hypermobile syndrome or Ehlers Danlos Type III. You need to discuss with your physician and you will need to have your hand surgeon clarify where the thumb pain is coming from. It could be muscle, liagament, te ...Read more
I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), curved spine (quality: one shoulder higher) and back tenderness to touch. My curve is 42 degrees when just 3 years ago it was 21 degrees. Is bracing an option? Will they do surgery?
14.5 years teenage girl whose menstruation began 8months ago, diagnosed (c type lumbar scoliosis 22dgr)your opinion on nightime providance bracing?
Doctor must follow: Unlike 23-hour bracing, night-time bracing can help increase compliance. Studies have shown no statistically significant difference in full-time vs. Nighttime bracing. Key is a scoliosis surgeon must closely follow patient with serial images until bone growth is completed. She likely has 18 months or more of bone growth remaining, which is the period of greatest risk for scoliosis progression. ...Read more
I had an ingrown toenail and tried the nail bracing technique to life it and relieve the pressure. Now I have discoloration in the corner of my toe.
Separation anxiety.: Discoloring of the nail can be caused by several things. Your history narrows the possibilities. An examination would simplify getting to the real problem. Having said that, more than likely the color change is either due to air getting under the nail or the effects of a fungal infection starting in the corner area of the nail. Both can occur when the plate is separated from the underlying bed. ...Read more
Pain in ankle on standing that worsens wth time, relieves wth rest. Did pt, bracing.9mnth old ankle sprain. I m ovrweight. Mri-2 torn ligaments. Wil it cure
Perhaps: A period of non weight bearing would be prudent, . ...Read more