Osteoarthritis knee brace

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7486852 tn?1410355784 I try medicated rubs, have a knee brace for at least my left knee which is the worst. I can't do anything for more than about ten minutes without having pains like cleaning, cooking, walking, sitting, standing. I don't understand it. I know osteoarthritis arthritis is in my family i don't know that it can "run" in a family.
Avatar f tn Hello! It is important to rule out few issues such as osteoarthritis or ligament tears in your knee joint. You should go for X-rays and also MRI scans to come to a proper diagnosis. For simple Grade I ligament tears you have to wear a brace for 4-6 weeks and follow up with proper physiotherapy after healing is complete. You also have to explore surgical options if required. Take care!
Avatar n tn And if any further pain persists or my knee locks up again to call her and she will refer me to a physical therapist? So I'm wearing the knee brace today but my knee seems to be hurting more now with it on. Is this normal? Also, last night when I bent my knee to take my boots off my knee almost locked up on me again but instead just popped and went back to normal.
Avatar m tn My ortho said there is a cartilage tear from previewing the MRI, and is awaiting an approval for a custom knee brace. However, I know I didn't give the cortizone shot enough time yet, but the inflammation is absent from the shot, but I can still feel the pain come and go, and I know it takes 3-5 days for the shot to fully work, but he stated that my activity is limited to what my knee can handle. Wouldn't this define a permanent injury?
Avatar f tn My pain is mostly on the side of my knee cap and it swells just by standing, i tried mentioning it to my doctor but he keeps making me wait to see if it gets better, he also recently put my in a patella j brace, to keep my knee in place, but it seems to be making my pain worst.
Avatar f tn Knee pain has many causes, including pathologic processes in the knee and disorders in distant locations with referral to the knee area. Can you tell me when this pain is more? Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms?
Avatar n tn My father in law had this done and it did provide relief for a while, but again this may only put off surgery for an additional couple years. A custom-made knee brace, if he doesn't already have one, can also ease pain and swelling during activity. My Father in law used to place ice bags on his knees before and after playing golf or walking a lot. Exercise will also help, but it has to be non-impact, like bicycling or stationary cycling.
Avatar f tn im 14 and ever since i fell about a year ago i began having real bad knee pain it started in my right knee, it was relly bad & i couldnt walk w/o crutches and a knee brace for about a week. then the pain went away for a while about 4 1/2 months and now its come back but this time on my left knee. i dont know if this has anything to do with my injury, it also could be my weight even though it shouldnt because im not too overweight just average.
Avatar n tn This can be caused by an injured or torn knee ligament, such as a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. The condition can be treated either by wearing a knee brace or surgery. Trauma, or a sudden turn or twist to the knee can cause a ligament to give out. Go for an MRI and follow up with your orthopedician. Take care!
Avatar f tn I do not experience any grinding, locking, catching or giving way of the knee. There are no positions that make my knee uncomfortable other then putting my weight on it while kneeling. It feels totally normal otherwise. The pain is as if I knelt on a sharp rock or tack or even as if my bone is splintered. It began a couple of weeks ago while kneeling. I have not tried anything to help the pain other then not kneeling on it. Never had surgery. No hip pain or ankle pain.
Avatar m tn I am still having issues even when I wear a knee brace (which I have been wearing also since about 2007). Sometimes my knee almost feels detached and when I squat, my knee always feels like it's twisting some way that it shouldn't be and it hurts a lot. ANY IDEAS?! I know it's hard to know what I'm talking about through my description but I'm hoping for opinions anyway. Thanks! P.S. I am a perfectly healthy 22-year-old female with no injuries to the knee as far as I know.
Avatar n tn as if it's going to buckle when I walk and it hurts to fully extend it. I've been wearing a knee brace throughout the day because it seems to help with the pain and unstable feeling a bit. Could I have just done more damage to my knee by popping it the way I have over the last couple of years? Does this sound like a simple strain that will heal with rest and ice or should I be thinking about making an appointment with my ortho?
16237877 tn?1446548435 I was asked to wear a custom knee brace for a while. That helped a lot with pain. Now I'm not using the knee brace now but the pain has reduced to a great level.
587778 tn?1261400718 It does not matter if I am standing, sitting, walking, or lying down, I am in pain constantly for the last week. I am wondering if I have re-injured my knee or is this how mild osteoarthritis feels?
Avatar n tn I had the scope because of osteoarthritis of the knee with severe osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint and was hoping the surgery would buy me a few more years to work. This was a big mistake because I am in more pain now than before the surgery.
Avatar f tn The pain is below the knee cap on the left and right side and ontop of the knee cap on the right side and on the inside of the knee from above the knee to below the knee. For the last week and a half I've been getting sharp pains on the right inside of the knee and above the knee while walking or turning from right to left. When this happens the pain is so bad that I can hardly walk. I've also been getting needle type pain below the knee cap in the center.
Avatar m tn ok i had a bad fall that i injured my left knee about a month ago i had xrays the er doc said i had a severly sprained knee and that i need to have it wrapped and i needed to be on crutches for a week and if i still had pain after a week to call my primary care doctor i still had pain so i saw my PCP he did an exam and said that i should wear a brace for stability and to call him back after a week so i did he asked me how i was doing i was not doing well i was having more and more days of pain s
Avatar m tn then i just put a knee strap using a old cut up sock. like a hommade brace tignting my knee. it worked when i bend the knee it don't crackle or have noise when bending it. if i use the sock strap the cracking sounds poping seems gone when i bend it. then months passed it felt like it healed. it felt like it don't crackle as much if i move my knee around and it don't feel so loose. then i went to my exercises. Within three days my right knee hurts very bad and starting to crack and pain up.
16888441 tn?1452159257 Professional orthopedics specialties treat such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and hip problems, arthritis, and sports injuries e.g., tennis elbow or rotator cuff surgery are treated by orthopedic surgeries. The health and healing of bone and joint injuries as well as those caused by ligament, tendon, or nerve damage are cured by orthopedics care.
Avatar n tn Hello; for the past few months I have been experiencing a pain in my knee, it is just to the outside of the patella. It is a very sharp pain, like an electrical shock. It happens totally at random. It can happen when I am walking, sitting, sleeping, etc. When the pain is not occurring, my knee feels completely normal. When it happens, it usually happens every few seconds or minutes, then stops for several hours. I am not aware of any injury or unusual stress to that area.
182884 tn?1259316506 00 and the cost of a MRI is about $2,000, so the X-ray needs to be done first as it also can detect changes in the bones, such as (OsteoArthritis, and if there are tumors, and other changes I can't remember. He felt my knee and said he didn't feel any major problems with the tendons or something along that line, but the swelling has been there for months, at least since Sept, and mayby longer. He also wants to do a blood test to check for Rheumatoid ARthritis and some other things.
Avatar n tn Dear Seers. I have a knee osteoarthritis. My knees are often paining. I tried to wear a weight bearing kafo to care my knees. I have wore KAFO-s two weeks in full time. My knee paining have gone for more than three months after the brace wearing. I do not found the brace wearing so bad thing, an the contrary I found that the brace wearing was enjoying for me. I like that the sensing when my legs hanging in the brace without any load.
Avatar m tn i have had surgery and my knee has only got worse i have tried cortisone shots invisc shots custom knee brace does anyone no of any alternative that may help or that has helped them my surgeons has discharged me not able to help i got second opinions and i am very fustrated i even have a custom knee brace that does not help at all they say i am to young for a knee replacement if there is anyone that has tried something that works please contact me
Avatar n tn My husband who is 70 had a total knee replacement 6 weeks ago and the pain seems to be intensifying rather than diminishing. He had a childhood injury to this knee, then another operation 13 years ago but is crying with the pain most of the time and has gone from ordinary pain killers to needing morphine. He has physiotherapy 3 times per week, also hydrotherapy and acupuncture, they all say he is making some progress but very slowly and keep telling him exercising will relieve the pain.
Avatar n tn Now I walk with a cane although I did have an unloader brace that worked for 3 years. I have severe post traumatic osteoarthritis. I am now 50 years old and want to have a total knee replacement. I have gained a lot of weight which of course adds to the problems. Orthopedic surgeons all are very reluctant to treat me, probably due to my history of infection. I want to really enjoy my 50s!
1207048 tn?1282177904 It seems to be mostly the muscle on the back right side of my knee from just above the knee to just below. There is no swelling or anything of the area. Does anyone else get this? I'm thinking of asking my neuro to refer me to an orthopedic doctor (is that the right one?
Avatar f tn Surgery to insert stabilizing pins through the offending joint(s), thus fusing them, does internally what the brace is doing externally, allowing you to get rid of the brace. I had the pins put in my right foot and currently have the external brace on my left. The brace does a good job so far, so I've put off surgery on the left. Diagnosis involves visiting an orthopedic surgeon (NOT a podiatrist!) and having x-rays.
Avatar f tn My husband had a left knee medial menicus tear in 1991 due to a sports type injury, in 1998 they told him he tore it again, he had part of it removed in 1991, and in 1998 had PT and it "healed" although he has had residual pain since then. In 1998 he was also told he had arthritis in that knee. He has had a limp since I met him in 1997 (not sure how long he limped before that)and he used a cane and brace until he lost that legin Oct 2011.
Avatar n tn I am a goalie and was getting up from on my knees on the ice and felt a tear to the lower left of my right knee cap. From what I've been reading it seems like the MCL. I couldn't put any weight on it at all for about two weeks. Every thing has been pretty slow. I have a bad limp right now and I injured it just about three months ago. Now it seems to always want to crack in the spot where it was injured. After it cracks it usually feels a little better for a little while.