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Metal Knee Braces
Feels tight behind knee cap on lt. leg. Feels like metal knee brace on sides of knee, and femur pushing down hard on tibia. Knee cracks when turning.
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Do lateral unloader knee braces create more pain, when first starting out wearing them? I am experiencing pain on the medial side now.
Yes, quite common: Unloader braces need to be fitted to each individual knee by a person knowledgeable in technical aspects of fitting such braces. Pain on the medial side, can, nonetheless, be a common complaint. Remember, the premise of such braces is to transfer load from one side of the knee to the other (does not negate load). In addition, if the now loaded side of the knee is also damaged, pain may increase. ...Read more
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?
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.
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?
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
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