Ask now
Rated 4.6/5 based on 6 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Knee Brace Do I Need

Share
1

1
What kind of knee brace do I need to help with my patellar tendonitis pain?

What kind of knee brace do I need to help with my patellar tendonitis pain?

Chopart strap: A chopart strap brace is used for patellar tenonitis. In addition, NSAID medication is utilized. (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs). ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
24 years in practice
49M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
7 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What kind of knee brace should I wear for a torn meniscus?

What kind of knee brace should I wear for a torn meniscus?

meniscus: Braces are generally not recommended for treatment of a meniscus tear. Tears usually worsen due to rotational forces, which braces do a poor job of supporting. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
24 years in practice
49M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
What kind of knee brace is good to prevent a sports knee injury?

What kind of knee brace is good to prevent a sports knee injury?

None.: There are no proven braces that help prevent knee injuries. However, we feel that a hinged knee brace may offer some support for the knee. Hinged knee braces can be found at most sporting goods stores. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
4

4
What kind of knee brace should I use i till I have MRI for what my dr thinks is a torn lateral ligament or meniscus please?

What kind of knee brace should I use i till I have MRI for what my dr thinks is a torn lateral ligament or meniscus please?

Knee immobilizer: This would be the least expensive and get the job done till you get the MRI and your dr diagnoses you. It will rest the knee for you. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
24 years in practice
49M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
5

5
I fell on ice and saw my doc and said it's a bad sprain on my right knee and said to buy a knee brace what kind would be good to get?

I fell on ice and saw my doc and said it's a bad sprain on my right knee and said to buy a knee brace what kind would be good to get?

Different braces: Each brace is indicated for a different purpose. Each has their strengths and limitations. You will need to be evaluated by a professional to get the best brace for your condition. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
6

6
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?

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
8

8
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?

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
9

9
What type of knee brace should you wear and for how long after microfracture surgery?

What type of knee brace should you wear and for how long after microfracture surgery?

Microfracture: It depends upon the joint stability and the extent/location of the microfracture. Bracing or activity modification may help in the first 6 weeks, check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
10

10
Which type of knee brace is good for someone who has arthritis in the knee?

Which type of knee brace is good for someone who has arthritis in the knee?

Hinged knee brace: Bracing may provide basic support which allows for a decrease in pain and increased daily function. With osteoarthritis, the general pain and discomfort due to wear and tear can be a daily struggle. Increasing the support to the surrounding structures minimizes the general overuse and constant pain that you may experience, allowing for an increased ability to perform the activities of daily living. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
24 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
70,000 doctors available
Get health
Give health
Get a virtual consult with a top U.S. doctor
We'll donate a virtual consult to a charity of your choice

Because healthcare is a fundamental human right!
Get & Give now!
Find us on Facebook