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Knee Brace For Osteoarthritis
If U have 1 comp-: -artment disease there is an unloaded brace, but not 4 sports, & BBall is the worst thing U can do. Running, cutting, jumping R all bad, & no bracing will help. Consult a fellowship trained sports med orth surgeon. I would assume U will hear the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 42 year male 5.4ft 68kg i, have ACL tear , osteoartharitis, and varus deformities leg (bowleg), kindly suggest for which knee brace to wear ?
Hinged brace: I would recommend a hinged brace that can unload the medial side. ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis: Knee braces are used for many reasons such as patellar tendinitis, acl deficiency, mcl injury prevention, knee arthritis, and patellofemoral pain. Each brace is designed for a specific problem and the best brace for a specific person depends on what the brace is needed for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help negate reinjury: A pinched or torn meniscus can cause pain. The torn meniscus can get caught with motion across the joint as the loaded knee flexes and extends. This could cause further damage to the meniscus. The goal of the brace is to limit the risk of further injury or damage to the already injured meniscus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depend: What kind tear you have level 1 tear may be you work out without abrace. ...Read more
Many options: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Knee buckling/weakness is not a sign of knee problems. The knee is naturally designed to buckle/bend. The muscles and nerves that control the muscles keep the leg straight at the knee. Braces do not replace or improve the muscles or nerves. Without a specific knee injury, knee swelling, knee locking, this problem is unlikely a knee pathology and therefore, a knee brace will not help. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have becker's md and i was wondering if there was a knee brace that could keep my knees from giving out so often.
Muscular Dystrophy: Becker's can effect people very subtly or more substantially. Usually if your knee is giving out it is due to weakness, contractors, or pain in the knee. The brace provides a propioceptive input into your nervous system to fire muscles. It does not provide functional support in and of itself. Best thing is to maximize your strengthening activities, correct any flexibility or knee issues. ...Read more
I sprained my knee and was given a knee brace. Would a smaller knee brace and or ace bandage be as affective so I can work in.
I have a hyperextended knee. I am looking into getting a knee brace to support it until I can get surgery? What would you suggest?
Ligament brace: Look for a brace with metal supports on each side of your knee. It is often called a ligament brace. It will keep your knee as stable as possible. ...Read more
Does wearing a knee brace for a long time due any damage to the knee or muscle around it? I have been wearing one for about 6 months.
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
I have a slight knock knee problem and is considering a knee brace. How long do i have to wear the brace and can I can i ever ware heels again?
Seek Ortho: The brace will be temporary and ultimately an orthopedic Dr. can help ...Read more
I've been wearing a knee brace to help knee pain but my knee gets so hot that me knee is wet with sweat should I be worried about seriously wrong?
Diagnosis first!: Knee brace may help for knee joint instability; but pain calls for precise diagnosis first, and treatment second. Not sure if he brace is the most effective treatment for knee pain; perhaps only if the pain is triggered by an abnormal range of motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer