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Reasons To Wear A Knee Brace
My knee has been hurting ever so often for two years now, I do stretches for it and wear a knee brace so it doesn't hurt as much. What could be wrong?
Not too: Much in your age but still things can go wrong... U need to be examined properly by a specialist so look up an orthopedic surgeon. Don't delay, what suffer.... ...Read more
Not necessarily: It depends on what injury you are trying to rehabilitate. The use of knee braces is controversial, with no solid evidence regarding their use. Most surgeons will use a post-op brace to protect the knee during the early post-op period, but rehabilitation exercises are designed to restore motion and strength with a low risk of injury, even without a brace. ...Read more
What should I do, my knees hurt to much! I have to always wear a knee brace, and theyy always get fluid in them!?
See a Rheumatologist: Persistent or recurrent fluid in the joints should be evaluated. ...Read more
I wear a knee brace cuz I have runners knee but my knee constantly feels like it wants to give out when i wear it. Why?
When i straighten my right leg it pops painfully and i wear a knee brace on it. What should I do about?
Further work up: You need a thorough history, physical exam and possibly some further work up - xray/mri. However, if after the history ; exam, your doc doesn't determine any significant problem or the problem becomes apparent, he may choose to prescribe treatment commensurate to the problem found. ...Read more
I had mrsa in my right knee 4 years ago and about year later my knee have been hurting alot and most of the time i have to wear a knee brace cause the?
Right knee mrsa: MRSA is not an easy thing to eradicate despite your being on antibiotics long ago. Better have your knee checked ASAP. ...Read more
After having acl/mcl surgery how long should I continue to wear a knee brace while engaging in physical activity?
Ask Surgeon: This is a decision your surgeon should address since every case is unique. Only your surgeon knows how extensive the damage was and what had to be done to correct it. Some will recommend at least light compression indefinitely after the surgery while sometimes it is only a few weeks or months. ...Read more
I wear a knee brace because of the hospital when I take it off and walk it cracks and catches. Got to go to hospital soon what should I do til then?
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 more
I work in a place with a lot of stairs, I have patellar tendonitis, should I wear a knee brace? And if so what kind should I get?
Strengthen knee: Strengthening of quadriceps muscle would more likely solve the problem. Brace may work, but would be required from then on, as allows muscles to become even weaker and worsen instability. ...Read more
I have to wear a knee brace for instability of the knee after having mendisic surgery last july I am in constant pain what about knee replacement?
Very last option: Knee replacement is your very last option - try everything you can to avoid it as long as you can. That's advice form a doctor who is currently recovering from her second knee replacement at just age 53 after my knee was destroyed and reconstructed at age 19 after being hit by a drunk driver. Knee replacement does not mean pain free. If your knee is stable, seek other options for pain relief first. ...Read more
I had knee surgery about a year ago and since then I have had to wear a knee brace every day my knee hurts all the time and my calf stays swollen up?
See details.: This is obviously not a normal result from what i assume to be arthroscopic surgery. You should not still need a brace and should not be in pain. Calf swelling can be secondary to phlebitis or the rupture of a popliteal cyst among other causes. Get a 2nd opinion. I would strongly recommend a new MRI if you have not recently had one done. ...Read more
I had surgery on my knee one yr I have to wear a knee brace cause of instability had physical therapy 3 times in constant pain what about knee replace?
Ive had knee cap issues for 3 years now where my left knee cap slides slightly out of place my doctor told me to wear a knee brace but it doesn't help?
Second opinion: Perhaps you need a different type of knee brace. You may need to change your activity while you are wearing a brace. Physical therapy may be beneficial to strengthen the muscles around your knee. Discuss your dissatisfaction with the results of the brace with your doctor and explore other treatment options, or consider getting a second opinion from an orthopedist or sports medicine doctor. ...Read more
Yes and no: This means you could play but you are taking a risk of further damaging the knee more. ...Read more
I have Achilles tendonitis and i'm a dancer and me knee keeps popping out and i'm in tears should I wear a knee brace and if so what kind?
Yes: Try an elastic type first. That will give you flexibility and allow you to dance with minimal restriction. ...Read more
I have Achilles tendonitis and my knee keeps popping out and i dance and i'm like in tears sometimes should I wear a knee brace and if so what kind?
Knee brace: I would try soft elastic knee brace that you can slide over on your knees. As well as the same type of ankle brace. But if condition continues, i would have the areas exam. ...Read more
I had a meniscus repair one yr ago wear a knee brace for instability had physical therapy 3 times constant pain what about knee replacement?
Unlikely: Knee replacement is done to treat arthritis of the knee. If you are 33 years old, it is unlikely that you have severe arthritis in your knee unless you had a major trauma in the past or have had multiple surgeries. Knee arthritis is easily diagnosed with a plain x-ray. This is where you should begin to see if you have evidence of arthritis. ...Read more
Comfortable: anything under the brace thats comfortable or nothing at all if the brace fits well ...Read more
I have a slight knock knee problem and is considering a knee brace. How long do i have to wear the brace and can I can i ever ware heels again?
Seek Ortho: The brace will be temporary and ultimately an orthopedic Dr. can help ...Read more
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 more
I sprained my knee and was given a knee brace how long do I or should I wear the knee brace before my muscles may not shift any more?
Don't Depend On It: Depends on how bad the sprain was. Ideally,you try to move the knee right away,slowly and gently at first then progress more as you improve, cutting back with any problems.It's been shown that early rehab is best in the long run.So for the first 2-3 days,take it easy, after that, start flexing and extending the knee a few times a day, then start walking without it a few times a day, increase daily ...Read more
My knee brace is too small. What should I do since I cannot wear it? I don't have the money to buy a new one and my appointment is 2 weeks away
Small brace: Wrap large sized ace bandages around your open brace to keep it in place and yet be large enough for it to support your leg. ...Read more
Yes: As long as the brace is "comfortable" and gives you support then you should be ok. ...Read more