Do knee braces really help

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Avatar m tn hi im bowlegged to and im 14 i went to the doctors because of my joint pain and he told me they could fix it so i too matters into my own hands and i found out there are knee braces that can help correct bowlegs im am not sure if they work properly because im still wating for mine to arrive so i hope they work and i hope this helped!
645800 tn?1466860955 So now I can finally put my pants on, but I then have to pull the legs up above the bottom of the knee braces as the top of the AFO attaches over the bottom of the knee braces. Of course the AFOs attach with Velcro straps as well and they stick to everything as well. Finally the struggle to get the pants legs down again past the AFOs. So far the fastest I have been able to do this is around 10 minutes. Oh and getting undressed is just as involved. So is all of this worth it?
Avatar f tn My doctor told me to wear knee braces whenever I am going to be on my feet a lot. The knee braces help a little but they drive me crazy. My doctor told me that I need to have knee surgery on both of my knees in order to prevent it from getting worse. I have refused the surgery and now two years later they are hurting worse than ever.
Avatar m tn 3) Can I continue with sports such as cricket, cycling and swimming if I wear knee braces/supports? If yes then which kind of knee braces/support? (because I usually tend to injure my knee with the elastic knee supports more often than without it). 4) Would Yoga, magnet therapy or any kind of therapy help heal the knee joint? Thanks in anticipation...
Avatar n tn d been having pain on the back of my knee, as well as on each side of my knee cap. My knee had been stiffening and locking if I climbed up more than a flight of stairs. The MRI came back last week, and I was told that it thankfully isn't serious, is inflamed in a few areas, to RICE it and to take ibuprofen. The impressions listed on the MRI were: 1.
1308443 tn?1302693321 I am doing exercise I found online and wearing knee braces during karate. Nothing seems to help. The doctors keep telling me sorry just wait I out take 4 advil when they hurt. That doesn't help at all. Is there something else I should do or suggest to the doctors?
Avatar m tn Unfortunately, I had to 3 miles back to the car, which really exacerbated the knee. After several weeks the pain subsided to the point that I could walk within a range of a quarter mile before I experienced more pain. After some more time passed I could walk about .5 to 1 miles. Unfortunately, it never improved beyond this point and was re-aggravated multiple times. In May of 2012, an orthopedic surgeon prescribed a high dose NSAID.
1587585 tn?1309432260 If yes then which kind of knee braces/support? (because I usually tend to injure my knee with the elastic knee supports more often than without it). 4) Would Yoga, magnet therapy or any kind of therapy help heal the knee joint? Thanks in anticipation...
Avatar f tn The supplement is used to help the body make more cartilage, and to reduce pain; in the knee for example. There is controversy as to how helpful this supplement is in improving arthritic knee pain, but some patients do report benefit with long-term use.
Avatar f tn I'm really hurting and I'm about to be 33 wks... think I'm going to go buy knee braces or something. .. weight is probably the issue, I wonder if a cold or hot pack will work. ..maybe icy cold gel, not sure if safe though. . I'm just glad tomorrow is Friday! ! Msunpredictable, id do the same if i were 38. .lol Amanda, how long before it went away, it does feel like I have fluid, but not swollen. ..
Avatar m tn About 9 years ago, I had major surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear and knee dislocation. In the past year I've noticed that my left leg locks up all the time when walking, my left ankle has plantars fasciitis and is in constant pain. And now my right leg is also starting to lock up with the kneecap feeling unstable and the ankle is starting to get plantars fasciitis. I believe it has to do with the way I walk due to my CP.
4966610 tn?1362054308 I have a toy/mini poodle named Shadow who is over 12 years old. He weighs 12.5 lbs. He has several serious medical issues including a luxating patella (trick knee) on his right rear leg. Because of his age, and his medical condition, I don't want to chance surgery to repair this as there is more of a risk of fatality from surgery and or anesthesia as he gets older. Unless there is some dire need for surgery, I am looking for a non surgical solution for this problem.
Avatar n tn I take Black cherry extract for my arthritis. It is the best thing that I have found so far and healthier for you. I take 2 750 mg pill each night before bed. For the first week I took two three times a day to get them built up in my system. Also a brace or ace bandage helps when I am having a bad knee days to keep them a little more stable. Hope this info helps you. Have a blessed day.
233622 tn?1279334905 I am not sure what AFO stands for but they are braces that go from just under my knee down under my foot. They are for foot drop and help support my legs and hips. They are not bad but it makes wearing shorts or a dress not as attractive as it used to be.
6295353 tn?1395241495 Doc called and said all I can do is get those arm braces :( ughh ***** that nothing will help my hands!
Avatar m tn During the PT session I was sent to go get a brace and now have to wear the Donjoy TruPull Advanced with hinges to try and help so that i could do some sort of cardio after 7 months. It does okay with it on but the minute I take it off it swells, bruises and starts giving out and then am not able to any form of exercise any where from a few days to two weeks.
Avatar m tn About 15 years ago, a sports orthopedist gave me some really serious knee braces and said they would stabilize my loose knees. They controlled the pain. But over the last couple of years or so I arrive at this point: Both knees hurt all of the time and it makes it very difficult for me to even walk or bicycle. Prior to having knee surgery (I don't have a surgeon yet) I want to strengthen the muscles that support my knee and lose about 20 pounds (I weigh about 20 1bs ; I now weigh 260.
457721 tn?1256640798 Also, in some cases, strengthening the muscles around the knee cap and/or re-balancing the strength of the muscles around your knee, can help stabalize it. I have what they call "bilateral patella-alta", meaning both my kneecaps sit too high up, so you can imagine how easy it is for me to dislocate them. Due to the awkward position, I can also only wear knee gaurds for a limited time or risk "Patellar compression syndrome".
20881263 tn?1561816684 s really important to continue that until they release you from the need and at that point, they should give you exercises and stretches to do on your own. Proper rehabilitation of the knee really does require this. So, you are likely recovering still and would guess that this 'giving way' feeling is the result of that. Please confirm with your doctor though. If the sensation of buckling continues, you may have retorn the tendon, unfortunately.
Avatar m tn I just went back the other day for my follow up because my knee pain has gotten worse and he thinks i have damaged cartilage in my knee and if i do he said i need surgery. So if i do have to have surgery how long is the recovery and will i have to wear knee braces if i play these sports from now on?
308205 tn?1213962077 Thankyou so much for kind words and ideas , i do have ankle afos just started out with them althoughh i am finding them a little sore around the legs. do you think they will help improve the feet in any way or do you feel that we would become more dependant on them long term, that is something that worries me. I have a stepper and a bike whichi use daily not that good though , do you feel these are of any benefit ? .
Avatar m tn Physical activity and weight bearing may be gradually initiated after a few days of rest, under the supervision of a trained physiotherapist. Knee braces may help in improving the joint stability. If there is no improvement over 2-6 weeks, you may see a review with your treating orthopedician. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar m tn Physical activity and weight bearing may be gradually initiated after a few days of rest, under the supervision of a trained physiotherapist. Knee braces may help in improving the joint stability. If there is no improvement over 2-6 weeks, you may see a review with your treating orthopedician. Hope this is helpful. Take care!