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Is It Bad To Use A Brace For A Bad Knee
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
You can: It is an nsaid, blocks prostaglandins and can help as long as your physician agrees you can take it. ...Read more
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
I have been put in an immobilizer for a patella tendon problem but the brace is just hurting it more, should I go ahead and request for a cast.?
I would inform: The dr of your situation, maybe its a bad fit....and you just need a diferent size or model. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is an ankle brace useful for ankle pain after a sprain? I have no fractures just a sprain. I just want to know if it's useful to use one
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
Would it be a good idea to wear an ankle brace on a sprained ankle or do I just need to not wear a brace and slowly let it get better without one?
Would useing crutches for a possible ankle sprain with out knowing if it is a sprain be a good idea?
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