Doctor insights on:
Knee Hyperextension Taping
Depends if. ..: Depends if your knee is symptomatic (painful or feels loose!) if u have no symptoms than no treatment is necessary for a knee that "hyperextends" (recurvatum).If u have feelings of knee looseness or posterior knee discomfort than a strengthening program for your legs (quads esp.) plus a brace to keep your leg from hyperextendimg would be my first choice. See an ors for eval. Gl! ...Read more
RICE therapy: The pneumonic r.I.C.E. Helps guide the general treatment of orthopedic injuries until a more thorough eval can be done. It stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. In addition, tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories can help with the pain. If it hurts to put weight on it, don't. Get some crutches and stay off of it. A brace or immobilizer can help relieve pain as well. ...Read more
Hyperextension: Hyperextending the knee implies the knee is going beyond full extension--reaching a swayback or recurvatum type of posture. ...Read more
Depends: There are number possibilities including some of which include: not allowing enough time between the injury and restarting activity for the injury to heal; genetic predispositions that allow more flexible or lax ligaments; the type of activity that your are doing and simple over exertion. ...Read more
Ligamentous laxity: Is a common congenital condition that permits one to hyperextend joints and makes one "double-jointed". There is no need to worry about that when it occurs naturally. However, traumatic hyperextension injury is quite injurious. A knee brace when highly active or elbow protector can help. ...Read more
Well, not good..: If u have 'loose joints' (elbows, fingers, shoulders etc.) and have hyperextension (recurvatum) @ both your knees it's not 'bad'just the way u are...! in my experience, people w/ hyperextension @ the knees occassionally have trouble w/jumping sports (basketball, gymnastics.)real problems w/ instability occur if they tear there acl (hopefully not!)again, the vast majority of people do well... Gl! ...Read more
Several: Reasons that a knee hyperextends (recurvatum) without an injury are generally because that person is ligamentously lax (loose jointed).'loose jointedeness' is generally inherited in a multi- factoral fashion and is bilateral. Knee hyperextension can also be seen in neurologic disorders (such as polio) and w/cns disorders and tumors (much rarer)--unilateral (one leg only)recurvatum requires work-up. ...Read more
Too much motion.: The knee is overly extending and moving past the point that it should due to its weak or damaged soft tissue support structures. ...Read more
Orhto eval: I rec seeing an ortho doc for a full eval. You need skilled hands to eval your knee. ...Read more
I had a subtotal synovectomy on my knee a year ago, flexion normal, missing few degrees hyperextension, still stiff, pain doing stairs, what is wrong?
Arthritis?: Most patients requiring a synovectomy, especially those 50 years and above, have osteoarthritis. Stairs place a significant load on the knee joints, and many patients with various types of knee problems hurt when going up and down stairs. It would be worthwhile to follow up with your orthopedic doctor for a reassessment and discussion of treatment options. Repeat x-rays could be helpful. ...Read more
Overextended my knee playing bball yesterday. Extreme pain for 1-2 minutes, today only hurts when leg straight. Hyperextension? Recovery period?
Knee pain: Most likely some ligamentous damage. Ligaments take up to 6 week to heal and at your age it should get better. However, if there is some instability, you should see an orthopedic surgeon withut wasting time with a non-specialist doctor. ...Read more
My knee has stiffness. It's not straighten like the other knee, I'm not getting the hyperextention. Can crespine gel injection helps knee motion?
Knee & back taping: Physiotherapists and patients use many different types of tapes and bandages. Adhesive, non-stretch (rigid) sports tape is generally the most appropriate to restrict undesired knee mobility or improve spine posture. (for knee or spine strapping 38mm is usually the most appropriate size). This should always be used in combination with hypoallergenic tape as an underlay, such as fixomull. ...Read more
Depends: Taping of a joint varies based on the desired outcome. Taping to stabilize the patella (kneecap) is different than taping to prevent hyperextension, which is different than taping to stabilize a collateral ligament. This is also a skill that requires much experience to do properly. Consult with your athletic trainer. ...Read more
Different tape.: You probably have a skin sensitivity to the adhesive on the tape. You could try hypo-allergenic tape, that you can get at any pharmacy. ...Read more
I got stitches taken out of my knee today & they put the tape on it, I started walking & it's starting to ooze blood, is this normal?
NO. Get the knee: Looked at and make sure the wound hasn't split open again. ...Read more
Not too long.: The purpose of tape therapy from an initial injury is to provide stabilization of a sprain. Although research has not proven complete efficacy in recovery time, it can help. The downside of using such as a ace wrap is the restriction of blood flow if worn too tight or prolonged. ...Read more
Big bruise on knee: If there is blistering or less viable skin, it is better to put a pad or bandage on the spread pressure over a greater area and lessen risk of skin damage. ...Read more
Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises?
I've had knee surgery and have three scars, it's been 5 weeks and I've been told to use Micropore tape to minimize scarring. How do I apply and remove?
@ 5 weeks it won't -: -help, the skin healing is done. Some people just have wider scars than others. ...Read more
Does kinesio tape help if you have a herniated disk in the lower back? Why does my knee hurt and burn just as much as my back?
Very little evidence: Kinesio tape has been shown to have very little or trivial benefit in treating musculoskeletal sports injuries, and there's less evidence to support using it in back injuries. Sciatica, or radicular back pain, will cause pain away from the injury which can be quite severe. The good news is that sciatica is very treatable and your back and leg pain should both resolve. ...Read more
I have a pain in my knee at the front just below the patella and was wondering what the best technique for strapping with zinc oxide tape was?
Ok tried shot, taping, physical therapy for patellofermoral said nothing working pain swelling still difficult with stairs knee really bothering me?
Time: You didn't specify how much time has elapsed from when your symptoms began. It seems that you've tried several conservative measures, but we don't know if you've given an appropriate amount of time for this to resolve. If all else fails, you may consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Patellofemoral pain often. I work on my feet all day & my knees hurt lots. Is it good to tape or wear brace during day for support? If yes, what kind
I think it: Best to first find out what's wrong. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Have patellofemoral syndrome. Rather than wearing brace on both knees when running where can I learn how to properly use athletic tape for knees?
Look up pics: Of athletic strapping on the net. The idea is to compress the area just medial to the knee cap to keep it from sliding sideways toward the middle. Use Tr. Of Benzoin on your skin if you are repeated taping and removing. ...Read more
I have osgood schatters. I also play vball. My knee has really been hurting me. What could I do to help with pain besides stop playing vball? Brace/tape
OSD??? get it check: OSD??? I do not think so - OSD can only happen in people with open growth plates... at 20 years old - that would not be likely. ..you may be having a tendinitis in the same location but at 20 years old you can not have OSD. ..you can try ice/NSAIDs and a counter force brace/wrap but definite care would be adequate and sufficient rest ...Read more
I've had patellomeroal for 4 months injection didn't help or physical therapy knee painful and swollen still had MRI shows nothing also taping now wha?
Physical therapy: I assume that you have had standard PT. As long as MRI is negative, then you may benefit from another PT program under my direction. I have been working on knee joint pain relief programs, and have developed some new techniques. If interested, please google "DrNefcy" and "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine". Then you can contact me at the links at those sites. ...Read more