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Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads? What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?

Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads? What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?

Most likely Not, as: One can play sports in them without any major problems.
For maltracking, a patellar brace with a doughnut, to stabilize the patella, is very useful. ...Read more

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I've had patella maltracking in the past and have it again...Where can I find knee strengthening exercises specifically for this...Cant afford pt?

I've had patella maltracking in the past and have it again...Where can I find knee strengthening exercises specifically for this...Cant afford pt?

Patellofemoral exerc: This is a nice guide with pictures that I printed off for a friend in the past: http://www. Permanente. Net/homepage/kaiser/pdf/6946.Pdf. .... Patella maltracking causes patellofemoral syndrome, so exercises for patellofemoral syndrome would be helpful for patella maltracking (for your internet searching leisure). ...Read more

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What causes a pain in the knees?

What causes a pain in the knees?

Many causes: Osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, chondromalasia, medial or lateral meniscus tear, collateral ligament tear, intra-articulate hemorrhage from trauma or bleeding disorders, joint effusion, and osgood schlater syndrome. ...Read more

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I have pains in the sides of my knees?

I have pains in the sides of my knees?

Long list: Pain can also be referred from back or hip. Common inside knee pain could be due arthritis, medial meniscus tear, strain of the ligament (mcl), inflammation of hamstring tendons, bursitis, plica, or knee cap region wear/tendonitis. Pain outside may be due to arthritis, lateral meniscus tear, strain of ligament (lcl), itband syndrome, popliteus tendinitis, knee cap region wear or tendonitis. ...Read more

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What is runner's knee?

What is runner's knee?

Many causes: A runner's knee is essentially pain in the knee but it can involve different structures like the problems with the bones (patella), tendons around the knee (IT band) or problems inside the joint itself. Depending on the severity of the pain, the presence or swelling, the treatment would be different. ...Read more

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I having pain in my knees.?

I having pain in my knees.?

See a doctor: You need a more thorough history to be taken, and exam to be done, and maybe some xrays. ...Read more

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What's scalloping of the knees?

What's scalloping of the knees?

Scalloping: Typically refers to the cortical appearance of bone at the joint--usually related to synovitis, rheumatoid conditions, etc. ...Read more

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What's an intelligent knee made of?

What's an intelligent knee made of?

Now into robotics: Robotics is the field of biomechanical science where the knee is made of various materials and replaces the lost knee. (source: singularity, where man and machine merge, by ray kurzweil). Or it can be separattheron body, serving some human need (source: the age of artificial machines, by ray kurzweil--since ur wondering, our fathers were brothers). Regarding fields to go in: this one is hot. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the outside of the knee?

What causes pain in the outside of the knee?

Lateral knee pain: Possible lateral meniscal tear, lateral collateral ligament sprain, loose body, itb symptoms, arthritis, fracture, bruise. ...Read more

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What is knee catching? How would you describe it?

What is knee catching? How would you describe it?

Knee catching: Knee catching is the term when during walking or changing leg position locks the knee or let the knee flex or bend ...Read more

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What are the causes of pain from the knees to the ankles?

What are the causes of pain from the knees to the ankles?

Could be a number of: Causes; like a tendonitis around the knee or sprains/strains of the ligaments/ muscles. Arthritis of the joint, cartilage issues.
Referred pain from arthritic hip or from the spine could also be a cause of knee pain.
Any injury with resultant fracture need to be evaluated for as well.
See your orthopod. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bad knee pain?

SEVERAL CAUSES: 'bad knee pain' could be due to new or old trauma (causing degenerative arthritis/cartilage loss, degenerating ligaments...). Also an acute gout attack can cause 'bad knee pain' and a blood test can check this possibility. Another serious cause of knee pain is acute rheumatoid arthritis which causes swelling and pain (lab tests can distinguish). Finally, a knee infection (septic joint) is a 911. ...Read more

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I have knee pain?

I have knee pain?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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Pain in my knees?

Pain in my knees?

Many possibilities: Knee pain can be due to many things such as gout, infection, inflammation of the bursa, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Knee pain problem?

Knee pain problem?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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What is knock knee?

What is knock knee?

See answer: Knock knees or genu valgum is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. ...Read more

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Knee locking causes?

Knee locking causes?

Possibly: Osteochondritis dikseccans. A chip comes out of the back of the knee cap and forms a foreign body that can lock the joint. Also an old injury might. Needs x-ray. ...Read more

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What helps knee pain?

What helps knee pain?

Depends: There are multiple reasons for knee pain. Specialist (orthopedist, pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation) evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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I have bad knee pain?

I have bad knee pain?

Activity related?: Did you injure your knee or is this a chronic problem? ...Read more

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What is runners knee?

What is runners knee?

Tendonitis: "runners knee " is a broad term that generally incorporates illiotibial band (it) and patellar (kneecap) tendinitis. " jumpers" knee is a term used for isolated patellar tendonitis. Ors try to identify the tendon that is inflamed and avoid (generally) a broad non- specific term like " runners knee"...! btw some actual distance runners who run alot of hills in training get it band (outside) ten's.. ...Read more

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What is a knock knee?

What is a knock knee?

Knock knee: Genu valgum, commonly called knock-knee, is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt?

It depends.: It could be a simple tendinitis, or, something more troublesome, like arthritis. Meniscal tears are very common, as well. You need to see an orthopedic knee specialist, who can pinpoint the source of your pain. ...Read more

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Stiff and painful knee?

Stiff and painful knee?

Knee pain: Without any history of falls or trauma, it is usually something degenerative or arthritic. ...Read more

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What about the knee pain?

What about the knee pain?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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What causes my knee pain?

What causes my knee pain?

Knee pain: Knee pain can be caused by injury, overuse, arthritis, cancer, hip or spine issues and other things. To help your physician understand your specific pain, you want to write down your medical problems and medicines. Spend some time thinking about what causes your pain, what makes it better and worse. Record any other findings associated with your knee pain. (ie swelling, popping, giving way...) ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain?

What can cause knee pain?

Lots: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more