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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


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Strange, fleeting but increasing uncomfortable leg sensations causing leg(s) to buckle. What might be causing this? History of disc fractures, sciatic pain, mostly on one side, born breach, wore braces for first 3 years of life, had a serious back injury

My : My biggest concern, especially considering your history of disc problems and sciatica as well as previous serious back injury would be that the buckling and strange painful leg sensations are due to ongoing and perhaps progressive nerve irritation/entrapment from your lower spine. While nonspecific, numbness or tingling may also be present with nerve damage. More serious signs of problems, necessitating immediate evaluation would include loss of bowel or bladder control. You really should be evaluated by at least your primary care physician if not an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Can I wear AFOs or leg braces while doing some cardio workout?

Can I wear AFOs or leg braces while doing some cardio workout?

Yes: As long as it does not interfere with your balance or put you at risk for injury including blistering or chafing. You may need to modify what cardio exercises that you do or cross train. If you have specific concerns discuss then with your doctor. ...Read more

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In stroke recovery what do leg braces do?

In stroke recovery what do leg braces do?

Many things: The braces are used to maintain alignment and prvent contractures. Also maintain stability when rehab is initiated. ...Read more

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My 2 year olds left leg is still very bowed out and she has cramps in it. She seen an orthopedic dr once at 13 months. Should i take her back again?

My 2 year olds left leg is still very bowed out and she has cramps in it. She seen an orthopedic dr once at 13 months. Should i take her back again?

By all means: Bowing can b from a disease like blount's or idiopathic . If bad very noticeable & causes clumsiness & falls, a surgical correction may b needed. Best done while young. ...Read more

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Can braces for bow legs actually work?

Can braces for bow legs actually work?

Unloading braces: They do not help if you are an adult, only unloading bracers will work to relieve the pain of medial comparment oa of the knee.Braces to correct bow legs(genu verum)will work in a child up to age three or four years of age. ...Read more

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My 4-yr old son complains of pain in his leg since he was 2.His orthopedic dr. Required x-ray&it was normal.He still has pain.Whom shld we consult?

My 4-yr old son complains of pain in his leg since he was 2.His orthopedic  dr. Required  x-ray&it was normal.He still has pain.Whom shld we consult?

Growing pains?: Usually with a serious illness e.g. Infection, cancer, or chronic disease, you would see some other symptom in 2 years, such as fever, weight loss, rash, etc. It is good that you saw an orthopedist. Could it be growing pains? They usually come in the evening. Heat and massage are most helpful. Do you have a pediatrician? S/he might suggest a simple blood test or perhaps a referral. ...Read more

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