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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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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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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 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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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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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