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Doctor insights on: Scottish Rite Brace

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Lower rite bak pain next to spine, presure on rite side frm waist to groin, numbish rite leg, rite neck pain&headache on rite, rite eye presure.Cause?

Lower rite bak pain next to spine, presure on rite side frm waist to groin, numbish rite leg, rite neck pain&headache on rite, rite eye presure.Cause?

Neck and Back Pain: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back and neck areas. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate at what levels and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

Yes: Should be fine since boots have more depth. Just make sure liner is flat and does not tilt orthotics. Try it out and see if they feel any different compared to shoes without liners. If unsure consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 13 yr old is havin tongue numbness on rite side, rite eye hurts, lid NT fully closin when blinkn & cnt smile rite. Says rite side looks droopy.Help?

My 13 yr old is havin tongue numbness on rite side, rite eye hurts, lid NT fully closin when blinkn & cnt smile rite. Says rite side looks droopy.Help?

See pediatrician: You should take your child to the pediatrician. It is hard to say exactly what is going on, possible nerve inflammation or infection. Bell's palsy can be caused by a viral infection in children and usually goes way quickly. See the doctor about this. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in rite lung while breathing deep+pain in rite shoulder+feeling of sand bag at rite lung+heaviness of rite arm n leg+fever+dry cough often?

Sharp pain in rite lung while breathing deep+pain in rite shoulder+feeling of sand bag at rite lung+heaviness of rite arm n leg+fever+dry cough often?

Need chest xray: The pain with deep breathing suggests pleuritic pain (due to inflammation or fluid between the lung and chest wall). The fever and dry cough suggest infection. The pain in shoulder could be due to pain from fluid/inflammation involving the diaphragm known as "referred pain." a chest xray and/or ct scan of chest would be helpful to determine if there is fluid outside or inside the lung. ...Read more

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I'm a homemaker. I wore only socks @ home. mo's ago developd bunions and small cyst? on 2 toes.What brand of corrective shoe & devices to buy?No ins.

I'm a homemaker. I wore only socks @ home. mo's ago developd bunions and small cyst? on 2 toes.What brand of corrective shoe & devices to buy?No ins.

Bunions and bumps on: toes will require proper shoes that have enough room in the toe box area. The brand of shoes is your personal preference and doesn't really matter. What you need is shoes that accommodates your deformities. You can also place small cushions on the toes and or around the bunion area that are non medicated for protection, whether they be foam or felt skin or gel type. ...Read more

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Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

DME supplier: There are many DME (durable medical equipment) suppliers in CA. However, I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for evaluation and prescription for the correct brace. They can give you guidance on the best place to have it made and in many cases they can have the brace made for you. ...Read more

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Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?

Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?

Maybe: It depends on the nature of the distal tibia fracture and if it involved the articular surface or not. Fractures that involve the joint surface can be life-changing injuries. If the articular surface was uninjured, you should regain normal walking cadence, but it could take several months as distal tibia fractures are slow to heal. It's hard to say without seeing the x-rays. ...Read more

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Orthotic 4 overpronation used 2 wear aa shoe med now.Heel, back of heel ankle still slim use heeliner in all shoes even if think m shoe fits heelfine?

Orthotic 4 overpronation used 2 wear aa shoe med now.Heel, back of heel ankle still slim use heeliner in all shoes even if think m shoe fits heelfine?

Overkill: No, although the orthotic can address overpronation, no need for an extra heeliner. This will make the shoe too tight and uncomfortable. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I playing ball i broked footdoctor's diagnosis talus avülsiyonfracture.Doctor did short leg splints.Was 17 days.Today he said can walk.Is this normal?

Avulsion fracture: Without seeing the xrays this is hard to answer, but it usually takes longer than 17 days to heal form an avulsion fracture. Good luck ! ...Read more

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My ortho diagnosed me with chronic unstable ankle (+ anterior drawer, - MRI tear). Said to wear brace daily. Is lace brace or hard splint better?

My ortho diagnosed me with chronic unstable ankle (+ anterior drawer, - MRI tear).  Said to wear brace daily. Is lace brace or hard splint better?

Lace brace is more-: -comfortable, but less protective. On the other hand a stiff Arizona ankle brace is more limiting so less pain but hot & you need a really good prosthetics guy to fit you. It also depends on your needs & activity level. ...Read more

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I have hoffa syndrome I play basketball can't afford surgery I have a knee strap to help wit the pain can I put extra padding wit strap at knee cap?

I have hoffa syndrome I play basketball can't afford surgery I have a knee strap to help wit the pain can I put extra padding wit strap at knee cap?

Hoffa syndrome : I want to thank you for teaching me something new. Avoid streching the knee, running. Need to rest, physical therapy, ultrasound therapy, antinflamatory meds. If pain is sugnificant then tapping the knee or surgery is needed. This is a challenge if you play competitive sport. You need a team approach with pcp, ortho, physical therapist, parents , coaches and trainers. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a nyc orthopedics that deals with special surgery/injuries since i crushed my tibia femur on my left leg. I'm a nypd officer in pain?

I'm looking for a nyc orthopedics that deals with special surgery/injuries since i crushed my tibia femur on my left leg. I'm a nypd officer in pain?

Pain: There are several routes you can take on your own. Call a local hospital and ask for a referral , call the local medical society and see if there is a referral service. If that fails , call an orthopedist and ask if they do that or can make a referral. ...Read more

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Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces  have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Add support: Either an over the counter support like power steps or super feet would be helpful but if your feet are severely probated a prescription orthotic may be necessary. High running shoes a high lacing boot would also be helpful. ...Read more