Knee support for hiking

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I have had some pain in my knees lately; usually one knee will hurt for a few days and then the other knee will hurt for a few days. I am a runner but my knees usually don't hurt while running; if they do though, it is usually a feeling like maybe a twisted knee, and I kinda just 'run through it'. Rather, it usually hurts the most when I bend down for a minute to pick something up off the floor and thereby put weight on a particular knee that is slightly bent.
The brace should support my active life style i.e. Skiing, surfing, hiking. I would need braces for both knees as I feel the agony in both knees. I am taking Glucosamin and Chondrotin pills which seem to ease the pain. The pain is sometimes more present sometimes almost not noticable. It seems that I am suffering from “Chondromalacia Patella”, a condition where I feel pain in the front of the knee kind of deep aching.
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The brace should support my active life style i.e. Skiing, surfing, hiking. I would need braces for both knees as I feel the agony in both knees. I am taking Glucosamin and Chondrotin pills which seem to ease the pain. The pain is sometimes more present sometimes almost not noticable. It seems that I am suffering from “Chondromalacia Patella”, a condition where I feel pain in the front of the knee kind of deep aching.
About two months ago, I received a blow to the left knee from a wooden crate top while standing. I was able to support weight on both legs, but there was significant pain when I would bend/unbend my leg for a few days afterward. The pain subsided until roughly a month ago. I was kneeling and reaching for something and experienced pain in the same knee. I stopped what I was doing and took it easy on my legs for another month. After two months without any running, I jumped back on the road.
Hello my Sisters, Dawn is dealing with the ER thing about now and we all know what that is like! Yuck! Anyway, I know I'll be looking for her post tomorrow morning and for now, must simply wait. Let's do that together and enjoy each others company in the meantime! I'd love for some our new Gals to drop in and tell us more about themselves beyond the usual issues that bring us here, like kids and where they live, what they do should they work outside the home.
Because even by use of brace you are not adviced to go for strenous activity. Brace is for protection from day to day activities and for a support and protection to your knee. Take a consultation from your operating Orthopaedician before you involve in any strenous outdoor activity. Take care!
It started when I feel on my knee cap at a summer camp onto cement off of a railing. This was August 11, 2006. I was 12 when this happened. After that I remember having a hard time walking, and I was hiking the next day. My knees have been hurting ever since, increasing as the weather gets colder. My right knee started hurting at first but the pain proceeded on to my left. The crazy thing I have noticed is that 90% of the time they don't hurt at the same time.
i use a stick outside due to muscle fatiuge and spasms it gives me support and something to lean on when i have to stop for a rest.
OMG I have been threatened with knee surgery. both knees hurt like the dickens even when i am laying down. I have refused the shots in the knees (can't imagine letting them do that to me) they are both swollen right now along with my fingers and elbows. I cn't even imagine being in your position. sometimes i think the doctors are jaded. When I broke my tailbone the dr.
Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to an orthopedist tomorrow that my neighbor works for...I'm really happy I'm getting to see a well-respected doctor in town. I stopped going to the chiropractor, and they have therapy at this office. I'm looking forward to getting on top of this.
I went in for knee surgery to trim up the meniscus which had a horizontal tear. After the surgery I had more pain than before ... it has been almost 8 months now.. The doctor recommended I take some supplements - Vitamin C and Calcium w/vitamin B with a recommendation for Synvisc as well. I feel that I want to wait a bit longer because my knee is just beginning to feel a bit better ...
When doing strenuous hiking in hot weather, a blotchy rash appears on top of foot and up the leg starting just above the ankle area (ankle area stays completely clear of rash. If the hike is long and hot , the rash will become solid starting above the ankle and progress upward 'filling in the splotchy rash". It is a burning rash and hot to the touch which fades over time, length depending on severity. Cool water relieves some but Cortaid creams help the most.
I have had heel pain (left foot) for 5 years, sacroiliac joint pain (rt side) for 10+ years, eye inflammation/dryness (left) for many years and had psoriasis on palm of right hand about 7 years ago (currently fine). None of these is debilitating but they are painful, annoying and they limit activities (running, hiking, biking, etc.). About the same time my SI joint pain started, I had a prostate infection that was treated with antibiotics. No prostate or urinary tract symptoms since then.
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Hi Lynne05 and everyone else in the group. I am so happy I "stumbled" onto this group. I have right foot drop post total hip replacement. I had both knees replaced about eight years ago by the same surgeon. Through all these replacement surgeries never was I told foot drop may be a side effect. I was told the day after surgery and my Doctor also could not determine the cause. He told me it could get better in days, months, years or never at all.
I am training for the 60 mile 3 day cancer walk, and every weekend now I get the rash, I have been wearing a knee brace to support my weak knee, and that is where the rash comes. So I suspect it is just a heat rash? Usually my knee brace is wet by the end of my walk. I have tried baby pwoder and Body Glide before putting on the brace, but it does not really help.
PT will be hard, and you should push yourself, but know your limits, as stated in the above posts don't baby yourself, it will payoff later. There are places for you to purchase a full support brace for you knee injury.. so look around or have the doctor give your old one back. Good luck.. and don't get discouraged.
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i'm not looking for anyone to do anything for me, per se. but i am looking to be of help to others and others to have help to me as a support system. hope that makes sense.
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The Neuro he sent me to threw me out of her office for asking questions never did an LP. I was left with no support for nine months. At first I freaked completely I did not know anything about MS. I started exercising, improving my diet, and taking supplements Then I read all I could about the disease. It became less scary. It helped to know it can take years to be diagnosed. Nine months after the first visit I got a new Neuro , who speacializes in MS. I eally like.
I have a spiral fibula fracture. I could not put my foot in walking position. My lower left leg was casted for the first two weeks and I was no weight bearing. Doctor told me at the end of the two weeks I would get a walking cast. During that time the pain was terrible. I passed out because of the pain. At the two weeks, I visited my doctor and he said looks good see you in four weeks and I was still no weight bearing. No explanation.
I'm not a real expert, since I couldn't walk for 11 months and I've been using foot-up ever since and a huge plastic support for the first 5-6 months. But now that my knee is getting better and I'm able to walk I should get a proper orthosis for more stability. And I'm getting back to sports for sure. Few things I've learned about my condition: - Nike 6.
Thank you all for your support, words of wisdom and constructive criticism. In what you have said, you have become a part of me that is going to turn my life around. Thanks again!
see a vascular surgeon yesterday for varicose veins I have developed on my legs. For the vein problem she prescribed 20-30 knee high, toeless support hose to wear on the plane, whenever I am sitting for long periods unless the temperature is very high. (also as soon as any swelling develops). She is not sure whether the rash problem is a related issue but has asked me (along with other doctors) to fax her a picture the next time it happens.
I also took someone to all their therapy sessions for knee replacement, I saw her pain, she is 66 and did it without pain meds. You're going to be in physical pain regardless. I'm on day 33 and still waiting on the true pain evaluation the vets of the boards speak of. Im in a lot of pain every single day. However, I would not have chosen a CT with such a big function ahead like you have. I think that lends to failure.
Hello, one thing that I was desperate for during tx was for people to come back and tell us how they were doing. I started out with HCV, Cryogloinema, Cirrhosis, Diabetes, low Thyroid. My doctor said that in my case it would be very hard to treat. He then said he was only having me do 24 weeks, since I was a previous relapser. He said he would not subject my liver to the additional 24 weeks that "may help" me get to SVR.
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