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Donjoy Playmaker Knee Brace
Several: There are several very good brace manufacturers. Really depends on what your knee 'problem' is... If you have an ' acl - deficient knee' breg and don-joy both make quality custom- fit functional knee braces.Best to see your orthopedic surgeon to see if you require a knee brace. .. Then he or she can recommend one best for you. Best of luck! ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis: Knee braces are used for many reasons such as patellar tendinitis, acl deficiency, mcl injury prevention, knee arthritis, and patellofemoral pain. Each brace is designed for a specific problem and the best brace for a specific person depends on what the brace is needed for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfortable: Anything under the brace that's comfortable or nothing at all if the brace fits well ...Read more
My knee has been hurting ever so often for two years now, I do stretches for it and wear a knee brace so it doesn't hurt as much. What could be wrong?
Not too: Much in your age but still things can go wrong... U need to be examined properly by a specialist so look up an orthopedic surgeon. Don't delay, what suffer.... ...Read more
My knee has been hurting in the front and I am a young dancer. It started last Friday when we where doing grand pliès. The pain stops for a while then starts again. Should I get a knee brace?
Osgood Schlatter Dx: This may be Osgood-Schlatter disease, a common and benign inflammation of the front of the knee where the patellar tendon inserts into the tibia (lower leg bone). This happens from stress at the growth plate in the front of the tibia. This may lead to a bump on the front of the tibia. Usually you don't need any treatment as long as the pain doesn't limit you. You should get checked out to confirm. ...Read more
Don't sleep with it.: In general, if you are using a knee brace just for a little support or comfort throughout the day, you should take it off to go to sleep, so that you don't constrict your circulation. If the brace is a ligament support brace for an injured knee, then your doctor may require you to sleep with it on. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It depends on what injury you are trying to rehabilitate. The use of knee braces is controversial, with no solid evidence regarding their use. Most surgeons will use a post-op brace to protect the knee during the early post-op period, but rehabilitation exercises are designed to restore motion and strength with a low risk of injury, even without a brace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A hole: There is an opening or a hole for your patella to be seen thru, like a window. In a closed one the brace is a solid piece and the patella is covered with the rest of the knee. ...Read more
My knee hurt after I workout do I knee a knee pad or a knee brace to stop it for hurting when I workout?
Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?
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 knee pain with extra build up at the bottom. Should I get a knee brace for it before my next basketball game?
I wear a knee brace cuz I have runners knee but my knee constantly feels like it wants to give out when I wear it. Why?
My knee has been hurting for a couple months now... (3-4 months), I stretch every morning and before I go to bed... Do I need a knee brace?
Ongoing knee pain: After 3-4 months, it's a good idea to see a doctor about the pain. The doctor will do an exam and make some recommendations for you. You may need a brace, or possibly some physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support the knee and align the kneecap in the right place. If you are athletic, see a sports medicine specialist to help you get back to your sport quickly and safely. ...Read more