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Is A Knee Brace A Good Idea To Get For Someone With Arthritis
Might be...: There is a special brace called an unloading brace which may be beneficial to certain kinds of arthritis (osteoarthritis mostly). A stabilizing brace is only of use if the joint is unstable. A plain neoprene sleeve for compression may give a patient comfort, but not so much stability. Check with your doc as to which type may benefit this patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Maybe: Arthritis in the knee is a common problem. There are different approaches to treat it. Conservative approach involves medications, gait modifications, physical therapy, knee devices of which brace makes part. Depending on the location of the arthritis you may need a valgus or a varus brace that will shift the bones of the joint to a certain angle that will slow down the progression of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I believe I have a hamstring sprain, behind my knee, which I have been treating with rice. However, knee stability is weak. Knee brace good idea?
Swollen knee and ankle-- knee clicks when moved and hurts --ankle just swollen -no injury just popped up! any ideas i nhave tried a knee brace and ice--no change
Painful : Painful clicking in a knee usually implies either torn cartilage (meniscus) or uneven and worn cartilage (ie arthritis). There are other inflammatory possibilities as well including gout, synovitis, bursitis, etc. The bottom line is that you really need to have this evaluated and examined by your local physician (primary care or orthopedist) likely with an xray and possibly an mri. If it is only an inflammatory issue (such as an arthritic flare), non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications can be taken (with caution and if not allergic). If this is unsuccessful along with other options including the ice and brace that you have tried, sometimes injections of either cortisone or hyaluronic acid can be considered. However, if there is a mechanical reason for your pain and clicking, such as a meniscus tear, you will likely need minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more
I fell on ice and saw my doc and said it's a bad sprain on my right knee and said to buy a knee brace what kind would be good to get?
Fit and Stability: There are many different types of "over the counter " knee braces available at your local pharmacy. If you have had a mild ligament injury a neoprene sleeve with flexible side stays and velcro straps would be helpful. Patients with more significant arthritis often benefit by use of a neoprene hinged knee brace. The brace should fit snug but not tight ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthotist: You should find an orthotist in your area who can not only get the brace for you but make sure its fits correctly. ...Read more
I have knee pain with extra bone growth due to growing issues at the bottom of my kneeShould I get a knee brace for it before my next basketball game?
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