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Knee Braces For Football Lineman
Hey! I'm a 16 year old boy. I suffering from knock knees. I play football. But I'm worried about my future. Please help. Guide me. Can brace work.
No: I would strongly suggest that the tear be repaired and your post-op healing and rehab be complete before returning to the gridiron. ...Read more
Preseason condition: I love football! unfortunately there are no exercises, braces, dietary supplements that can prevent injury in this game. Without a doubt the better condition you are in at the beginning and throughout the season will be helpful to get out of your stance, run, cut, make your play while hopefully avoiding injury. Aerobics, strength and flexibility are all important in injury prevention. ...Read more
My partner at Xmas went to kick a football when suddenly afterwards her knee bent inwards ever since this it hasn't improved and hurts more at night.
I have had my football knee injected several times with so so results. Will a guided injection give me better success?
Maybe: A guided injection will ensure that the medication is all delivered to the desired location. It is important to evaluate what was injected. You should not have too many corticosteroid injections in one joint. Depending on diagnosis, other injections may have less long- term risks (i.E viscosupplementation, prp- still being researched). All should be done with core/hamstring/quad strengthening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Football knee pain: It depends upon the cause and location of the pain. Initial rest, ice, elevation, compression may be helpful. Proper conditioning and equipment is a must. Also consider crosstraining, yoga, pilates, ham and quad flexibility. See your orthopedic surgeon, coordinate with your trainer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do lateral unloader knee braces create more pain, when first starting out wearing them? I am experiencing pain on the medial side now.
Yes, quite common: Unloader braces need to be fitted to each individual knee by a person knowledgeable in technical aspects of fitting such braces. Pain on the medial side, can, nonetheless, be a common complaint. Remember, the premise of such braces is to transfer load from one side of the knee to the other (does not negate load). In addition, if the now loaded side of the knee is also damaged, pain may increase. ...Read more
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