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Does kt tape help knee hyper extensions?

Does kt tape help knee hyper extensions?

Probably not: Hyper extension of the knee is usually caused by ligamentous laxity or muscle imbalances about the knee. It would not likely be significantly improved with taping. ...Read more

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Will kt tape help pain from dequervains tenosynovitis?

Will kt tape help pain from dequervains tenosynovitis?

Maybe: Some people get mild temporary relief of tenosynovitis with kt tape, and if it works for you then that is great. It will probably not be a good long term solution, however. You should see your Doctor for additional treatments and therapy to prevent recurrent symptoms. ...Read more

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Sm. finger injury 2+ yr ago, had closed reduction. Dr. recommends buddy tape to straighten finger. Can I use KT Tape to do this-no info on KT site.

Sm. finger injury 2+ yr ago, had closed reduction.  Dr. recommends buddy tape to straighten finger.  Can I use KT Tape to do this-no info on KT site.

AS long as it is not: too tight, allows motion when permitted, and is the right treatment for the issue then sure tape is tape. Personally, I like to use coban and then tape over the coban. I also often recommend padding in the small web between the fingers to avoid maceration or wear. Hygiene is very important as a dirty web space will not only smell bad but the skin can get irritated. ...Read more

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Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Matter of preference: Where exactly are the spurs? Spurs sometimes depending on the location have little to do with pain and other times are the primary reason. In the after cases it may be recommended they be shaven down. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more

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2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

Need xrays/MRI: If there is full thickness cartilage loss allograft resurfacing is my first choice with an osteotomy as needed to unload the medial compartment Eventually some form of prosthetic knee replacement will be required but should be avoided as long as possible ...Read more

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Plantar Fasciitis for 3 years, tried ice, rest, stretching and PT. wear superfeet insoles everyday. now have pttd. Would a walking cast help

Plantar Fasciitis for 3 years, tried ice, rest, stretching and PT. wear superfeet insoles everyday. now have pttd. Would a walking cast help

It may help: A walking cast is a non surgical treatment for Plantar Fascitis and it can be used if ice,rest,streching and others are not successful. Havivg acast can cause some weakening of muscles and one may need may need rehab PT to gain the strength back Talk to your Podiatrist if it will work for you ...Read more

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Does an ankle brace aid heel pain?

Does an ankle brace aid heel pain?

Not really: Unless you make the case that a more stable ankle can provide better biomechanical stability to foot and hence improve planatr fasciitis/heel pain. ...Read more

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Will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

Will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

Possible: This is a possibility. Along with stretching, rice and massage try the k tape to see if it alleviates your symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I use an ACE wrap or ankle brace for my sprained ankle?

Should I use an ACE wrap or ankle brace for my sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: You can use either a brace or an ace bandage. A brace should be used for a more severe sprain. ...Read more

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Tear in plantar fascia. Thickened. I've tried cortisone inject., night splint, custom orthotics, pt, stretching. No help. Doc recommending surgery?

Dr. Phil Chen Dr. Chen
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Weight loss: If you overweight, weight loss is also important thing to do. You pretty much tried all the treatments. If you worry shout surgery, you can see another podiatrist or orthopedic for second opinion before making decision on surgery. ...Read more

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Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

DME supplier: There are many DME (durable medical equipment) suppliers in CA. However, I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for evaluation and prescription for the correct brace. They can give you guidance on the best place to have it made and in many cases they can have the brace made for you. ...Read more

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Valgus knees, patellar tendinitis, Trouble walking, pain, swelling, PT helps a bit. What else can I do? orthopedic surgeon? MRI? Use crutches on trip?

Valgus knees, patellar tendinitis, Trouble walking, pain, swelling, PT helps a bit. What else can I do? orthopedic surgeon? MRI? Use crutches on trip?

Significant valgus -: -knees can cause patellar femoral stress syndrome. The force of the quadriceps tendon has a greater lateral force direction causing repeated lateral movement in the patella-femoral groove,& this causes wear of the lateral facet of the patella. You have lived with it 42 years so activity modification may help. See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for eval & Rec for treatment ...Read more

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Does wearing patellar straps all the time help heal patella endonitis?

Does wearing patellar straps all the time help heal patella endonitis?

Treatment options: My suggestions to patients with patella tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), quad stregthening, lower extremity stretching. I also may suggest ice massage, or counterforce bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing prp with your physician based on some recent literature (http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/knee/). ...Read more

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Orthotic 4 overpron+bun use 2 wear aa shoe age+bunin med now.Heel back of heel ankle still slim use gel heeliner in all shoes even if think shoe fits?

Orthotic 4 overpron+bun use 2 wear aa shoe age+bunin med now.Heel back of heel ankle still slim use gel heeliner in all shoes even if think shoe fits?

Overkill: No, although the orthotic can address overpronation, no need for an extra heeliner. This will make the shoe too tight and uncomfortable and may actually exacerbate the bunion pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

Yes: Should be fine since boots have more depth. Just make sure liner is flat and does not tilt orthotics. Try it out and see if they feel any different compared to shoes without liners. If unsure consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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