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Knee Braces For Obese People
Popping knees w/some pain & grinding @ the topswhen I walk. Good xrays & minimal pain, but popping constant. Would knee braces help? I do pt. I'm 25.
My knee feels like it moves outwards when I walk. It feels loose. I've had knee issues before but this is new. Are braces helpful? What could this be?
Possibly: Check with your doctor. Be careful wearing anything too tight which may cause compression of the extremity. If you are on a blood thinner then your doctor may let you wear a brace applied relatively looser than usual.
None.: A brace or sleeve over your knee, will only irritate the IT Band worse, from the direct compression. Usually, IT Bands respond to stretching.
Dancer for 13 1/2 yrs now have constant low level knee pain (High pain tolerance)have tried supports &a braces but don't help they make it worse! Help?
Bracing: Unfortunately, bracing can not change the alignment of your legs.
Are knee braces good to help with chondromalacia patella? I don't see many people recommending them.
For some: It is helpful for some people but not all. Works best in combination with other treatments, especially if there is some degree of patella maltracking or instability.See 1 more doctor answer
Not likley: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Rarely a disease process could contibute to bowing of the legs. See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis. Unloader braces can be helpful with pain and function but cannot straighten an adult bowed knee.
Knee Braces: Knee immobilization is commonly used after micro fracture technique done on the knee. There should have been a very specific rehabilitation protocol given to you prior to and reinforce after surgery. The first 6 weeks would involve protected weight bearing, initial immobilization, followed by gentle range of motion. Braces may be involved.See 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.
Quadriceps atrophy: Prolonged bracing may allow for unwanted quadriceps atrophy from muscle disuse.
I have mod-severe tricompartment OA both knees. Yesterday a PT told me I have very low tibial plateau's, while fitting me for knee braces.???
Hmm: This comment or outloud thought has no medical signifigance to me I have seen total knees with too much tibia resected leading to a low joint line and unstable patellas but I doubt that's what he meant
I'm 25 male, I hve bow knees, when I touch my feet together, there is a gap of 2 inches between my knes, is surgery the only solution or can I use braces?
Surgery: You don't state if there is any pain or inability to walk or perform daily tasks. If not, surgery is not necessary. If there is then see a surgeon to discuss your needs and concerns.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm really nervous about having knee microfracture surgery for my chondromalacia, what can I expect? Crutches a braces? I'm nervous
Non weight bearing: Micro fracture in essence is creating a fracture to stimulate fibro cartilage to fill in a void. This needs to be protected from load for a minimum 4-6 weeks. Once the micro fracture heals you can progress your weight bearing. Early pt will focus on range of motion strengthening without loading the joint. Typically flexion past 90 is avoided in the short term depending on the region of the fx.See 1 more doctor answer
Dad is 68 years, 156 CM tall, 105+ kg weight, he's hardly walking due to knee & spine lumber pains, I heard about knee braces, are they good, which type?
He should see doc: Seems like he in quite a bit of trouble. When knee pain is so severe, braces probably won't do much at all. I suggest getting him to see a doctor who can evaluate and work up a treatment plan that is feasible for him. Medication, physical/occupational therapy can be tried. Injections into knees, back/epidural can be done in some cases. Surgical intervention maybe needed. Good luck ; happy new year.
31F w/anemia, fatigue, joint pain. Need to wear knee braces for pain&mobility. Saw dr earlier 4 pain before anemia diagnosis, should I go in again?
Yes 2 doctors: In addition to the doctor you are seeing for your anemia, you should see a doctor that specializes in knees. After confirming that the weakness is not coming from a specific knee or nerve problem, they can prescribe for you physical therapy exercises to strengthen your legs that should help much more than the braces. Simple exercises to strengthen the quadriceps make a huge difference!