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Doctor insights on: Knee Braces For Obese People

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
4,506 doctors shared insights

Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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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.

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.

Yes: Most likely the popping is due to a condition call patella chondromalacia.Braces will help is the patellas are tracking laterally.Only specials x-ray will demostrate if you have that codition.Pt will help also. ...Read more

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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?

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?

First thing is 2 get: a firm diagnosis. Get in 2 C a sports medicine, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon & find out what is wrong . often requires hands on xam & special imaging like a MRI.once U have a diagnosis Ur ortho can tell U what the plan of care is. ...Read more

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Can i still wear knee braces with clot?

Can i still wear knee braces with clot?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best knee braces for it band pain?

Can you tell me what is the best knee braces for it band pain?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Cartilage problem: This may be a current problem, like in intoned arrangement of some sort internal to the knee. Your valuation is going to need imaging and possibly an MRI to clarify the changes. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Are prescription knee braces really better than the over-the-counter ones?

Are prescription knee braces really better than the over-the-counter ones?

Many are: Braces such as off-loading braces for arthritis and braces designed to stabilize the acl are better than over the counter braces. Custom braces are fitted to the patient and are engineered to perform a specific task. Over the counter braces are ok for simple sprains, contusions, etc. ...Read more

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Are knee braces good to help with chondromalacia patella? I don't see many people recommending them.

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more