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What's a good over-the-counter knee brace to help in knee aches or knee tendonitis?

What's a good over-the-counter knee brace to help in knee aches or knee tendonitis?

Simplest?: The most simple answer is a cho-pat strap, which can be found online. More sophisticated devices need proper fitting. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now?

Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now?

Might need to see Dr: There are many causes of knee pain. Tendinitis generally doesn't respond to medications. A physiotherapist might be helpful re your bracing.

Suggest get it checked if worsening. Here is a generic article on knee pain see if any fit to discuss with your doctor:
http://patient. Info/doctor/knee-assessment ...Read more

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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

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Can it hurt you if you run with a patella strap/knee brace? Even if I don't have tendonitis now but did in past

Can it hurt you if you run with a patella strap/knee brace? Even if I don't have tendonitis now but did in past

No harm.: No harm and may prevent! Decreasing patellar ligament stress will decrease the likelyhood of joint pain, whether mechanical or inflammatory ...Read more

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Knee hurts all the time since it got cold out. What can I do to stop the pain I have a knee brace which is for my tendonitis?

Knee hurts all the time since it got cold out. What can I do to stop the pain I have a knee brace which is for my tendonitis?

Knee joint pain?: If your knee joint give you pain all the time, it can be a concerning about the integrity of the joint. A few things can come in mind if you have any history of injury in the past. It can also be related to your tendinitis. My recommendation for you to check with local orthopedic for X-ray and further work up to evaluate your concern. Best of lucks! ...Read more

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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

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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

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I've been wearing a knee brace to help knee pain but my knee gets so hot that me knee is wet with sweat should I be worried about seriously wrong?

I've been wearing a knee brace to help knee pain but my knee gets so hot that me knee is wet with sweat should I be worried about seriously wrong?

Diagnosis first!: Knee brace may help for knee joint instability; but pain calls for precise diagnosis first, and treatment second. Not sure if he brace is the most effective treatment for knee pain; perhaps only if the pain is triggered by an abnormal range of motion. ...Read more

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I have knee pain with extra bone growth due to growing issues at the bottom of my kneeShould I get a knee brace for it before my next basketball game?

I have knee pain with extra bone growth due to growing issues at the bottom of my kneeShould I get a knee brace for it before my next basketball game?

Not onycholysis: There are all types of causes of nail pathology. You should see a specialist so they can tell you whether it is fungal or caused by other things ...Read more

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I have knee pain with extra build up at the bottom. Should I get a knee brace for it before my next basketball game?

I have knee pain with extra build up at the bottom. Should I get a knee brace for it before my next basketball game?

What is extra build: I am uncertain what you mean by extra buildup at the bottom. You need to ask your physician to help clarify your diagnosis. A knee exercise program with physical therapy which you can follow. The first thing however is to get the correct diagnosis of your knee. ...Read more

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I wore a knee brace (tight) all night to help knee pain and this morning my ankle and calf are all swollen (pitting). How long till it goes away?

I wore a knee brace (tight) all night to help knee pain and this morning my ankle and calf are all swollen (pitting). How long till it goes away?

Hours: Remove the brace and elevate the leg. I would expect the swelling related to the brace to resolve within 4-8 hours. When re-applying the brace, make sure it is not too tight as this will increase the risk of swelling beyond the brace. ...Read more

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Knee pain and goes backwards when I walk. Had meniscus tears since 3 years ago and had pain since. Have a knee brace and crutches already, should I use them or Should I go to hospital? Is it anything to worry about. Swelling and pain.

Knee pain and goes backwards when I walk. Had meniscus tears since 3 years ago and had pain since. Have a knee brace and crutches already, should I use them or Should I go to hospital? Is it anything to worry about. Swelling and pain.

Meniscus tears: This doesn't sound like an emergency that would require you to go to the hospital. It would be reasonable to use the knee brace and/or crutches to stabilize the knee for now, and make an appointment to see your orthopedist. With your prior history of knee surgery, you may have meniscus tears again. It also sounds like your knee is hyperextending, suggesting ligamentous laxity. ...Read more

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I went to the orthopedic np for knee pain. My MRI and x-rayshowed patellar tilt and hematoma. Treatment suggested:knee brace/warm compress. Should I go to a sports med or an orthopedic md for second opinion?

I went to the orthopedic np for knee pain. My MRI and x-rayshowed patellar tilt and hematoma. Treatment suggested:knee brace/warm compress. Should I go to a sports med or an orthopedic md for second opinion?

Need good exam: If the tilt was the only problem, fixing the mechanics that caused it would be the first step. In most athletes, this is working on the quad to hamstring strength ratio and strengthening the gluteus medius (many accidently over strengthen the itb/tfl, the other hip abductors, which can worsen the problem). Reasonable to start with non-op sports med, and if hematoma needs to be drained, see ortho. ...Read more

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He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

Knee sprain/strain: You will need to see an Orthopedist for an exam to determine stability. An MRI should reveal what structures are injured. I would suggest reducing strenuous activity that causes significant pain or swelling until diagnosis is made. Use 20 minutes of ice and an Ace bandage for acute swelling/pain. You may also take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain or Motrin/Aleve for pain/inflamation. ...Read more

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I twisted it as my knee was locked playing soccer last week I have been wearing a knee brace but knee is bruised and sore should I play or sit out?

I twisted it as my knee was locked playing soccer last week I have been wearing a knee brace but knee is bruised and sore should I play or sit out?

Please get examined: With continued pain after a trauma, a physical exam and possible imaging studies are necessary to evaluate your condition. Bruising and soreness is a sign of an injury. At your age, I would get checked by a professional before going ahead and doing high impact activities. ...Read more

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I have knee pain every night. I know it's not from over exercising. I have tendonitis in wrists but don't know if it's related. Doctor dismissed it.?

I have knee pain every night. I know it's not from over exercising. I have tendonitis in wrists but don't know if it's related. Doctor dismissed it.?

Seek 2nd opinon: Persistent pain should always be evaluated further. If your dr decided no further eval needed but nothing has been done yet- then I recommend you seek eval from doctor who can create a plan to evaluate and/or treat you. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience knee pain and have the feeling that your knee is giving out, when you have patellar tendonitis?

Is it common to experience knee pain and have the feeling that your knee is giving out, when you have patellar tendonitis?

Yes: When you have knee pain, especially involving your extensor mechanism (quad muscle, tendon, patella, patellar tendon) you don't fire your quad right and this can cause feelings if weakness or buckling. Rehabilitatin should help this. ...Read more

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Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Not directly: It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the knee and achilles tendon at the same time. ...Read more

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How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

Rest, ice anti-inflm: Tendinitis or sprain can take 1-2 weeks. Would recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories such as alleve, naprosyn (naproxen) etc (with food). The the knee, I would also recommend quadriceps strengthening exercises - straight leg raises lying flat on the back. ...Read more

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Painful hamstring tendonitis & knee pain while walking. KT tape & Ibuprofen helps a bit. I stretch. How do I minimize the pain? What else can I do?

Painful hamstring tendonitis & knee pain while walking. KT tape & Ibuprofen helps a bit. I stretch. How do I minimize the pain? What else can I do?

Varies: It really depends on the specific etiology of the problem itself. Once the root cause is addressed, the symptoms should dissipate. Don't hesitate to see a specialist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my knee pain is the result of bone on bone or if it is just tendinitis? I have the clicking sensation when I bend my knee.

How can I tell if my knee pain is the result of bone on bone or if it is just tendinitis? I have the clicking sensation when I bend my knee.

Imaging studies: You seem young for "bone on bone" disease (AKA advanced arthritis). Xrays would be helpful as an initial screening imaging study to check for arthritis of your knee. If it is tendinitis, the majority of the time it is patellar tendinitis and is usually physical therapy responsive (with or without additional help with NSAIDs which are medications like ibuprofen, naprosyn). ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for knee pain stemming from tendinitis?

What's the best remedy for knee pain stemming from tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Usually consider rest, ice, compression, elevation, progressive light stretching. Possible short-term bracing, nsaids, laser/modalities/pt, etc. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more