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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I wore a tight knee brace all night. Now my lower leg and foot are swollen. No pain or tingling. Keeping it elevated, but not getting better?

I wore a tight knee brace all night. Now my lower leg and foot are swollen. No pain or tingling. Keeping it elevated, but not getting better?

Ultrasound Review: Acute swelling symptoms, one should be concerned about deep venous thrombosis. This life threatening problem can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. I recommend review.

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I wotre a knee brace that was too tight. On a knee that was already having an allergic reaction. The rash has spread all over my body? Help?

I wotre a knee brace that was too tight. On a knee that was already having an allergic reaction. The rash has spread all over my body? Help?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and call: Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with the rash symptoms for the here and now. Stop using the brace and call your physician.

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I wore a knee brace (tight) all night to help knee pain and this morning my ankle and calf are all swollen (pitting). How long till it goes away?

I wore a knee brace (tight) all night to help knee pain and this morning my ankle and calf are all swollen (pitting). How long till it goes away?

Hours: Remove the brace and elevate the leg. I would expect the swelling related to the brace to resolve within 4-8 hours. When re-applying the brace, make sure it is not too tight as this will increase the risk of swelling beyond the brace.

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What is the best knee brace for pfs for softball? It needs to be able to stand sliding and lots of running and squating. Should I wear on both knees?

What is the best knee brace for pfs for softball? It needs to be able to stand sliding and lots of running and squating. Should I wear on both knees?

Patellofemoral pain: The best brace is no brace. Making sure that your hip abductors and vastus medialis are strong. Also making sure that your patellar mobilization is good by stretching the lateral retinaculum is paramount. In the short term consider mcconnell or kinesio-taping. Bracing will serve no great purpose if you haven't done the above first.

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Can it hurt you if you run with a patella strap/knee brace? Even if I don't have tendonitis now but did in past

Can it hurt you if you run with a patella strap/knee brace? Even if I don't have tendonitis now but did in past

No harm.: No harm and may prevent! Decreasing patellar ligament stress will decrease the likelyhood of joint pain, whether mechanical or inflammatory

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When I straighten my right leg it pops painfully and I wear a knee brace on it. What should I do about?

When I straighten my right leg it pops painfully and I wear a knee brace on it. What should I do about?

Further work up: You need a thorough history, physical exam and possibly some further work up - xray/mri. However, if after the history ; exam, your doc doesn't determine any significant problem or the problem becomes apparent, he may choose to prescribe treatment commensurate to the problem found.

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Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now?

Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now?

Might need to see Dr: There are many causes of knee pain. Tendinitis generally doesn't respond to medications. A physiotherapist might be helpful re your bracing. Suggest get it checked if worsening. Here is a generic article on knee pain see if any fit to discuss with your doctor: http://patient. Info/doctor/knee-assessment

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I've a non-hinged knee brace. Immobilization means I shud not move my leg at all or I shuldn't walk wit that leg? Walking with crutches is ok or not?

I've a non-hinged knee brace. Immobilization means I shud not move my leg at all or I shuldn't walk wit that leg? Walking with crutches is ok or not?

Walk some not much: You have a knee immobilized. The purpose is to rest. You can walk to care for yourself but you want to rest and heal. Use common sense.

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What's the best right knee brace for hiking? After a long hike swinging my leg forward hurts. Sitting Indian style hurts but straight bend is ok.

What's the best right knee brace for hiking? After a long hike swinging my leg forward hurts. Sitting Indian style hurts but straight bend is ok.

Soft knee brace: Pull on soft knee braces. Don't need the patellar hole. Can cover the whole knee. Should be snug, but not too tight. Try it on prior to purchase. U can also look into tommiecopper, and similar type braces.

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After 7 days of bed rest, knee brace and crutches I can't walk with my left leg or put pressure bcs it bends and my foot feels rlly weak is it normal?

After 7 days of bed rest, knee brace and crutches I can't walk with my left leg or put pressure bcs it bends and my foot feels rlly weak is it normal?

Not normal/healthy: Either one. With any lack of use of muscles, both our muscles & brain coordination for effective use decline. However, with such limited information, it is difficult to offer much help. Why the rest, brace, crutches in the first place? Build, previous capabilities & activities, known absence of health issues?

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My knee hurt after I workout do I knee a knee pad or a knee brace to stop it for hurting when I workout?

My knee hurt after I workout do I knee a knee pad or a knee brace to stop it for hurting when I workout?

Knee Brace: Wearing a pull up. Knee brace may be helpful during work out. A knee pad is used if you are kneeling on it.

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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.

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Braces (Definition)

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