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Doctor insights on: Orthopedic Leg Braces

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

?shin splints: You may have shin splints from running too often. Try a day of rest in between runs. Stretch more often. Anti-inflammatories. You could have knee arthritis. Some people benefit from heel wedges but not ankle braces when they have bowed legs. If this doesn't help, then I think he need an examination by an orthopedic doctor & XR. There could also be a knee cap tracking issue. ...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 younger sister is 13, turning 14 next year, is the same as me. Does she have to do leg braces? What type of treatment does she have to do?

My younger sister is 13, turning 14 next year, is the same as me. Does she have to do leg braces? What type of treatment does she have to do?

Not enough info: What is the problem with her legs? What is the specific diagnosis? You need to supply more specific information. ...Read more

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Hi, i think i have bowed legs and im almost 17, do i need to get braces on my legs and does bowed legs affect my height or affect my growth.

Hi, i think i have bowed legs and im almost 17, do i need to get braces on my legs and does bowed legs affect my height or affect my growth.

Bowed legs: Hello JunedA, I like your question. Bowed legs in adolescents is commonly due to being overweight. but can also be caused by vitamin D deficiency, trauma, or kidney disease. Because you're 17, you're almost done growing anyway but I think going to a local doctor to be evaluated for vitamin deficiencies and other causes would be a great way for you to start your healthy adulthood. Good luck :) ...Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get leg braces without consulting my doctor first?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get leg braces without consulting my doctor first?

As far: As far as I know it's illegal to practice medicine without training and a license. ...Read more