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Knee Braces For Obese People
Are knee braces good to help with chondromalacia patella? I don't see many people recommending them.
I have knock knees at age 17 (no arthritis). Will fixing the deformity without arthritis heal better than someone who has arthritis?
Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?
Absolutely!: You know how muscles get warmer and looser when you use them? So do joints. Not all exercises are perfect for arthritis, but almost any movement is better than no movement. Walking and swimming are great starts. If you choose walking, make sure you have well fitted walking shoes (try the new balance store). Yoga and tai chi are amazing for your flexibility. But always check with your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain from PFPS for years; better after plica removal. Am I prone to knee injury? Is it safe to play rugby without higher risk of knee injury?
Doubtful: While each case is unique, chondromalacia of the patella is very common. Furthermore, walking on level ground should not be too painful. For these reasons, i would be very reluctant to provide handicapped parking privileges to a patient with this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?
If don't use it ....: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more
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 ?
What is considered the most effective aerobic machine for obese person with bad knee and hip joints?
Recumbent bike: Recumbent stationary bike.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
Knee injuries: The types of knee injury do not really differ between adults and children (mostly ligament sprains or ruptures). The ability to heal and recover without surgery are much better in children. Adults healing course and symptoms will be altered by the amount of degenerative arthritis they have, which is something children don't have. Adults are more likely to get swelling ("water") on the knee. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have runners knee & am wondering if there's an effective but minimal brace to wear both knees when running that helps w/ knee tracking?
Yes and no: There is a fairly minimal knee brace known as a patellar sleeve that can potentially help if your symptoms are related to patellar maltracking. One of the more common causes of knee pain is called TFL syndrome, related to a tendon that runs down the lateral thigh and inserts on the lateral knee, and braces don't help too much with that, but taping and stretching can. ...Read more