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Pink Knee Brace
Have Medial Meniscus tear w/ cyst wearing hinged knee brace but calf is very painful What should I do?
How helpful is brace: If the brace is the source of the calf pain, but helps the knee, then an adjustment to the brace (size, fit, etc.) could be considered. Alternatively, a new brace could be utilized. Personally, I don't routinely use braces for meniscal tears unless there is a ligament tear as well or associated arthritis with a misaligned knee. Seek additional help if the brace is not the cause of the calf pain. ...Read more
Dislocated knee cap 3 weeks moved outside knee i straightend leg it went back in place, very swollen, weightbearing ok, stiff, ok walk without brace?
Unequal leg lengths: Usally those boots make the leg a bit longer on the injured side so this throws off the gait and can put extra stress on the opposite side / a shoe with a thicker sole may help sketchers are a brand that has somewhat thicker soles and these some times help talk to your orthopedist about this good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tibia knee fracture healed MRI clear still knee pain anf pain when bending knee. When standing leg not straight ?
Nerve injury: Knee injuries may be associated with nerve damage at times which is quite painful- many people guard their knees (avoid use due to fear of pain) and may develop contraction deformities and adhesions which may explain your lack of range of motion. You may need to revisit with your surgeon or seek expert opinion with pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 10mnths ago, still pain on weightbearing, but no instability.Mri(5mnths back)said 2 torn ligaments.Did extensive pt exs, bracing.Stil pain?
Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. If the pain has not improved with conservative measures surgery may be a good option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: An acl brace has not been shown to prevent any rotation in the knee. It really only prevents stress on the mcl or lcl ligaments. A patient without an acl can still injury the meniscus and cartilage while wearing a brace. Furthermore, many braces inhibit the quad muscles, further worsening some symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Many sports physicians do recommend a custom acl brace when returning to soccer after acl injury. It often depends on the severity of the injury and whether or not there was any other associated injury. Many athletes find them cumbersome and when they get their confidence no longer use them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Undisplaced fracture/bone bruise on posterior medial talus 3 week ago.Given ROM exercises and walking boot today,told to wear only when walking?Right?
Weight bearing: The boot is needed if you are weight bearing - walking or standing. Not needed if at rest or while your foot is elevated. ...Read more
30. Feel knee pop or snap around/from knee sometimes when turning foot out. MRI Dx w/chondromalacia. Told patellar maltrack. Recovery time? Any advice
Variable: The recovery time can vary from weeks to years. Chondromalacia implies long-term, often irreversible damage to the cartilage that covers the bone. However, symptoms can improve or even disappear. If your patella is not tracking properly, then I recommend a physical therapy program, patellar stabilizing brace and rest from activities that worsen symptoms. Also, update/improve athletic footwear. ...Read more
Had 1st degree MCL knee tear/sprain 2.5 weeks ago from ski. Can walk with 1 crutch but have pain while bending knee. Should i be alarmed? Meniscus?
Maybe.: As long as it is an isolated mcl tear it will heal uneventfully. It could be a medial meniscus tear, though. A careful exam can usually distinguish between the two, but in some cases an MRI is needed to rule out meniscal injury. Pain with walking or bending can be seen with both. ...Read more
Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear . Normal?
Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Loud painful peroneal subluxation started w/ ROM exercises after ankle surgery. Now snaps stairs & walking. Egg shaped swelling over bone. Treatment?
A subluxing or disl-: locating peroneal tendons need surgical correction. there are many different ways to do this. I always did a fibular osteotomy, cut the tibia partially thru to make a sliding bone fragment that can be slid posterior to make a barrier that prevents the anterior movement of the peroneal tendons. ...Read more