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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. Eric Weisman
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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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Is it a good idea to use crutches for a bad sprain when you are out moving ?

Is it a good idea to use crutches for a bad sprain when you are out moving ?

Yes: I recommend you use crutches until you can walk normally. The limp is a sign your injury needs additional healing time. Hobbling around unnecessarily stresses a joint that's trying to heal and you are essentially practicing that limp, which may make it harder to shed when you're healed. I recommend an evaluation by a specialist and physical therapy might be a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to type with touch screen for many hours if bad wrist?

Is it a good idea to type with touch screen for many hours if bad wrist?

No: A touch screen should not hurt your wrist but you should have the cause of you bad wrist worked up by a hand surgeon to prevent future damage. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to walk on a broken ankle?

Is it a bad idea to walk on a broken ankle?

Bad idea: Not only can it slow healing.... It can knock the bones out of alignment and cause healing in a mal aligned position! no, no, no! ...Read more

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Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

You can: It is an nsaid, blocks prostaglandins and can help as long as your physician agrees you can take it. ...Read more

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Would it be bad to sit in a car bad for over 50 hours with a dislocated knee?

Would it be bad to sit in a car bad for over 50 hours with a dislocated knee?

Absolutely!: A true knee dislocation, not just the kneecap, needs to be reduced as soon as possible. You are at risk for damage to major neurovascular structures with a dislocation. You could lose the blood and nervous supply to your lower leg. This could leg to vascular injury and worse case scenario losing your leg. ...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 is it like to get a brace for your back for scoliosis?

What is it like to get a brace for your back for scoliosis?

Not too bad: Most of the new braces are low profile and can easily be hidden under your clothes. There is an adjustment period, usually about 2 weeks, while you and your body get used to wearing the brace. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to play sports with a fractured toe?

Is it a bad idea to play sports with a fractured toe?

Yes: A bad idea. If you really really really had to because you are a professional and you were in the super bowl or something they make turf toe plates which prevent bending in the forefoot and then you could wrap the toe in coban or coflex, but in reality, it is not a good idea. ...Read more

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How many days is it necessary to wear a splint for a hand sprain?

How many days is it necessary to wear a splint for a hand sprain?

Depends on: how much ligamental injury or sprain you sustained. Simple sprains need a few days, complex injury will need longer mobilization. Speak to the treating doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad for a girl to wear a bra all the time?

Is it bad for a girl to wear a bra all the time?

No: Wearing a bra does not harm the breasts. On the contrary, if you have large or heavy breasts, it will help no thaving them droop too soon by preventing the skin to stretch. ...Read more

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When surgery is recommended for ankle instability is it something that i can put off for awhile and just use bracing or does it need to be done asap?

When surgery is recommended for ankle instability is it something that i can put off for awhile and just use bracing or does it need to be done asap?

recommendations: First of all, I do this type of reconstruction. Considerations to try prior to surgery if not already been done.Have you tried extensive physical therapy for rehabilitation and strengthening exercises. Unless you have a completely unstable ankle then surgery is indicated. I feel bracing for prolonged periods is detrimental for ankle instability. Have you tried orthotics and a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to walk/go to the gym with a migrane headache?

Is it a bad idea to walk/go to the gym with a migrane headache?

Yes!: Migraine is the way your body is trying to protect itself. Your body is telling you to chill out, relax, or suffer the consequence. Do not try to ignore it or you will suffer greatly. First, stop and relax and rest, perhaps with good abortive medication, then you can resume usual activities. ...Read more

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Would useing crutches for a possible ankle sprain with out knowing if it is a sprain be a good idea?

Would useing crutches for a possible ankle sprain with out knowing if it is a sprain be a good idea?

When in doubt: Staying off-weight bearing using crutches are always a safe bet. I assume you know how to use crutches. The last thing you want to do is break your hip or dislocate your shoulder! ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to bike with a stiff neck?

Is it a bad idea to bike with a stiff neck?

Adjust position: Raise handle bars the lower your handle bars tthe more neck extension reouired requires good joints and string nreck muscles the recumbent position fixes this problem. ...Read more