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What is a good knee brace?

What is a good 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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Looking for the best knee brace?

Looking for the best knee brace?

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 more

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How long should you use a knee brace for?

How long should you use a knee brace for?

Depends on why R U-: -wearing the brace. Only Ur orthopedist can tell U as there R so many reasons a brace is used 4. Fractures, sprains, ligament tears & post op. Reconstruction. If U have not Cn an orthopedic surgeon please do so, & present Ur? 2 him/her. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a knee brace? How does it help?

What is the purpose of a knee brace? How does it help?

Stability.: Many knee braces have hinges, to make up for any ligamentuous laxity one may have. Others are merely sleeves, that may help the tracking of the kneecap. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to wear when wearing a knee brace?

Please tell me what to wear when wearing a knee brace?

Comfortable: Anything under the brace that's comfortable or nothing at all if the brace fits well ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Ask your doctor: The answer to you question can vary depending on you exact condition. Have you knee professionally evaluated and ask your doctor when and for how long you should use your brace. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for football players?

What's a good knee brace for football players?

What position??: I believe that all linemen should wear hinged knee braces. For ball carriers, the use of any brace may slow down one performance and would probably only be worn if required by team physician. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

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

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My kneecap hurts sinc I fell so should I use a knee brace?

My kneecap hurts sinc I fell so should I use a knee brace?

Have it evaluated: Have it evaluated by a professional. Depending on the severity of the injury treatment options include: bracing, casting, physical therapy, infections, and surgical repair. ...Read more

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Am I supposed to wear a knee brace during rehabilitation excersises?

Am I supposed to wear a knee brace during rehabilitation excersises?

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 more

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What is the difference between open patella and a closed patella knee brace?

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

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Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Unloading: Yes. The scientific name for "knock knees" is genu valgum. There are braces known as "offloading" braces that can help with the increased mechanical load placed on the inner knee. If it is severe, a high tibial osteotimy is another option that is pretty successful. ...Read more

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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 have knee pain with extra build up at the bottom. Should I get a knee brace for it before my next basketball game?

What is extra build: I am uncertain what you mean by extra buildup at the bottom. You need to ask your physician to help clarify your diagnosis. A knee exercise program with physical therapy which you can follow. The first thing however is to get the correct diagnosis of your knee. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Give way: Muscle weakness or imbalance. Try cross training with other exercises besides running such as bike, elliptical, swim, & resistance training with weights. ...Read more

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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?

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