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Is it bad to use a brace for a bad knee?

Is it bad to use a brace for a bad knee?

No, but: My best advice is that you seek attention and have that knee evaluated. There are a few conditions that may actually worsen by wearing the wrong brace, any brace or no brace. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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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?

Dont 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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I am a dancer and I have had knee pain so i used a brace it worked but all of a sudden i started getting really bad stabbing shooting pains what is it?

I am a dancer and I have had knee pain so i used a brace it worked but all of a sudden i started getting really bad stabbing shooting pains what is it?

See a doctor: There's something wrong because even you use the brace, but you still still experiences pain. The knee might already have some damage and brace not helping relief the symptom. You really need to see a doctor get a full exam and possible radiology study to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I don't know what i did to my knee it hurts so bad when walking or standing the pain is unreal will a knee brace help reduce the pain?

I don't know what i did to my knee it hurts so bad when walking or standing the pain is unreal will a knee brace help reduce the pain?

See your Dr.: A knee brace may or may not help. With this degree of knee pain limiting your adl's, your should see your doctor for further evaluation. An MRI may be needed. In the absence of injury, blood test and possibly joint fluid analysis is recommended to help make a definitive diagnosis followed by initiation of the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more