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I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?

I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?

Start with RICE: I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort. Did you injury your knee? Regardless, I recommend you start with rice, and the "c" can be accomplished with the ace bandage you mentioned. With the sensation that your knee is going to "give out" you should plan to see an orthopedist, especially if it does not get better soon. You may need bracing, an injection, pt, or surgery depending on severity of injury. ...Read more

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Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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What happens if someone wrapped your ACE bandage too tight?

What happens if someone wrapped your ACE bandage too tight?

Circulation can be: ...Compromised. If it hurts and/or feels too tight, loosen it. ...Read more

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Does wrapping an ACE bandage or Saran wrap around your waist really work?

Does wrapping an ACE bandage or Saran wrap around your waist really work?

Not Really....: Wrapping yourself in Saran wrap isn't the best ideal to lose weight. The occlusion of the skin increases temperature, causes more sweating and forces you to lose water weight. The problem is you have to replace the fluids from the sweating, so it has a 0 net effect. You are better off at the gym exercising at your elevated zone for 30+ minutes and watching your diet. ...Read more

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I am wearing an ACE bandage. Can it cut off the circulation in my leg if its too tight?

I am wearing an ACE bandage. Can it cut off the circulation in my leg if its too tight?

Ace wrap: Yes if the wrap is too tight it can circulation. Try to wrap the ace without excessive stretching of the bandage. Also, do no wear it all day and removed when sleeping. If you foot gets swollen or changes color then the wrap is too tight. ...Read more

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I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?

Start with RICE: I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort. Did you injury your knee? Regardless, I recommend you start with rice, and the "c" can be accomplished with the ace bandage you mentioned. With the sensation that your knee is going to "give out" you should plan to see an orthopedist, especially if it does not get better soon. You may need bracing, an injection, pt, or surgery depending on severity of injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to lose belly fat by wrapping an ACE bandage around your stomach?

Is it possible for you to lose belly fat by wrapping an ACE bandage around your stomach?

NO - This will not: Work. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Get regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle almost a month ago, ive been icing it and wrapping it w/ an elastic bandage, it doesn't heal, I can walk, should I get it checked?

I sprained my ankle almost a month ago, ive been icing it and wrapping it w/ an elastic bandage, it doesn't heal, I can walk, should I get it checked?

Cold, Cold Heart...: One thing you can do before you rush off to have it checked is stop putting ice on it. Ice is good for the immediate injury, but like all reducers of inflammation' it can have chilling effect on the healing rate. Try applying heat and see if the increased blood flow doesn't help. Ligaments have a poor blood supply, so too much cold application can slow the blood flow and slow healing. ...Read more

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Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?

Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?

What is "cib"?: How do you know you have cellulitis? Most diagnoses of leg cellulitis are not correct. Stasis dermatitis is much more common. This is a sad but common error. If you have cellulitis, or any other cause for red & swollen leg, bacitracin is useless. In fact it frequently causes allergic reactions which make it worse. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can wearing a tight elastic bandage prevent my face from swelling too much after jaw surgery?

Can wearing a tight elastic bandage prevent my face from swelling too much after jaw surgery?

Yes: Elastic facial bandages, jobst is one brand, can help limit the swelling that results from mandibular (lower jaw) surgery. It is less helpful for maxillary (upper jaw) surgery. These surgeries will result in a certain amount of edema that will occur regardless of efforts to limit it. But certain surgical techniques, intraop meds, and the elastic bandage can help. ...Read more

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I slept 8 hours with an Ace bandage wrapped too tightly around my arm. Upon waking, my hand was swollen and sensitive to touch. Will I be OK?

I slept 8 hours with an Ace bandage wrapped too tightly around my arm. Upon waking, my hand was swollen and sensitive to touch. Will I be OK?

Can U say Tourniquet: You should know within the next several hours. The swelling should subside and sensitivity reduce if all is well. This could happen quickly or slowly improve over a couple of days. See your doctor if concerned that it is not improving. ...Read more

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I got a cast put on my arm yesterday at ER it hard on the back and wraped in an ace bandage it smells REALY bad is this normal How do I get rid of it?

I got a cast put on my arm yesterday at ER it hard on the back and wraped in an ace bandage it smells REALY bad is this normal How do I get rid of it?

F/u with Ortho: Read the discharge instructions from the ER, call or go back if you notice anything unusual. Otherwise follow up as recommended. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?

Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?

OK, if necessary.: I would think that the ace bandage should be sufficient as long as the foot (lower leg) is elevated on several pillows. Some times too much compression can be uncomfortable. The decision would be a bit easier if the severity of the sprain was given. ...Read more

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6yr old fell. Has bruise and hard lump On elbow. Doc wrapped it in ace bandage. But it hurts her more than before with the bandage. Was doc rite2 wrap?

6yr old fell. Has bruise and hard lump On elbow. Doc wrapped it in ace bandage. But it hurts her more than before with the bandage. Was doc rite2 wrap?

RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression (wrap) and Elevation of injured extremities is usually an appropriate starting point for treating. Symptoms that do not improve or worsen with a few days of these methods warrants re-evaluation and possibly an x-ray. ...Read more

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Dr. Miller, I Wrapped Foot With Ace Bandage (Loosely) Out Of Desperation And Now Have Pain In Shin / Calf / Knee..... I Have To Be On Feet For Jobs I'm A Cosmetologist For Last 25 Years. Hurting..

Dr. Miller, I Wrapped Foot With Ace Bandage (Loosely) Out Of Desperation And Now Have Pain In Shin / Calf / Knee..... I Have To Be On Feet For Jobs I'm A Cosmetologist For Last 25 Years. Hurting..

Sorry but: Questions are not connected so do not know what the original question or problem was. It sounds like you need to be sure to elevate your foot as much as possible. Take ibuprofen 4 three times a day or 3 aleve (naproxen) twice a day. Be sure to ice it, frozen corn is great for 15 minutes every hour while acute. Maybe you can tighten the compression a bit tonight ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 4 days ago but yesterday it started bruising real bad and the bump of my ankle still hurts went to dr did an xray said it was just a sprain been taking ibprofuen put ice and keep it wrapped with an ACE bandage

I sprained my ankle 4 days ago but yesterday it started bruising real bad and the bump of my ankle still hurts went to dr did an xray said it was just a sprain been taking ibprofuen put ice and keep it wrapped with an ACE bandage

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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Have been woken up three times in past week in a half with a tight band feeling just below breasts wrapping all around. Like a big squeezing hug.?

Have been woken up three times in past week in a half with a tight band feeling just below breasts wrapping all around. Like a big squeezing hug.?

Check it out: As a physician, it is my duty to consider the possible serious causes of the symptoms. Squeezing pain around your chest could be cardiac / heart pain. There are some genetic diseases involving the heart, the valves of the heart, that become symptoms, Aric in an 18 year old. I feel it is worth checking out. ...Read more