Knee brace

What is Knee brace?

Knee brace is a support to knee joint which carries body's weight. The joint stiffening material holds joint in stable condition in a way that normal range of knee joint motion is not affected. It helps in knee joint stability, specially for elderly people and persons with injury to joint(may be ligament tear).

Questions and answers on "Knee brace"

I was injured while deployed in the Army and ended up having the ACL, MCL and half of the meniscus removed in my left knee. The VA says I need a knee replacement but am too young for one at this point. I am tired of having it go out and falling down at random times and not being able to run and play with my kids. I'm wondering if there is a knee brace that will hold me together that a Doctor would recommend. The VA provided a neoprene wrap type brace which primarily just makes my leg numb below the knee and provides very little benefit that I can see.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Vulkan stabilizing knee brace can help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
A neoprene wrap brace is light weight and flexible and you can completely use your knee freely. But if it is inadequate for your daily activities you can consider using Vulkan stabilizing...

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I was diagnosed with a torn medial meniscus in my right knee five years ago and it has flailed up recently so I began wearing an over the counter knee brace which feels really tight and made my knee ache behind the knee in the bend of the knee. After wearing it all day today my right ankle was swollen. I raised my leg and now the swelling has gone down to almost normal however the leg is aches slightly. I am concerned that it might be a blood clot. I routinely take an 81mg enteric aspirin and one Aleve each morning. Should I take a more aspirin now?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hinged knee brace. Pain killers. Arthroscopic surgery.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Thanks for the query.

The swelling in the ankles could be due to tight application of the knee brace which can occlude circulation of the fluids and cause it's...

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levyrob03hi i have have some swelling in my left ankle and foot. i do west a knee brace on that foot and lately it has been slipping so i have been wearing it tighter. Could this be a cause?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Cellulitis left foot with ankle .guidelines given in details .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query with attached photograph thoroughly .

* This is likely to be cellulitis left foot with ankle .

* Tight knee brace is prime...

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i am 49yrs female, 155 cms height, 90kgs weight. i do not have bp/sugar/cholestrol leading a normal healthy life. but two months back my right knee nerve twisted. initially mt ortho doctor treated me for sprain but after a month we did mri and the report is below.
post traumatic changes
resolving marrow edima over fmur & tibia
medial meniscal grade I tear
lateral meniscal grade I tear with injury
partial interstitial tear of ACL
buckling of PCL
joint effusion.

now im taking ensame 200 twice a day, undergoing IFT and taking rest.
How many days i should take rest when can i join my duty since my duty involves field work twicw a week.
how can i reduce my weight naturally
can i take cacium & vitamin tablets alongwith medicine already described. if so please advice calcium & vitamin tablets

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Need to be ambulating now

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting the question.

I have gone through your question and understand your concern.

Frankly speaking,considering the injuries mentioned above,you should have been fully recovered and working by now.Two months is a big...

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My mother is 79 years old and she is suffering from pain at knee and just below knee. It feels like a sprain and she feels the pain while walking, but not while sitting, lying down or just standing.

Can you please suggest what could be wrong and any medication. We live in XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Knee osteoarthritis likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
From the symptoms it seems that both of her knee joints have undergone osteoarthritic changes. These are basically age related degenerative changes in the weight bearing joints like knee and is...

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I have a bad knee due to severe arthritis with not much cartilage left. One week ago I was walking and my knee went out. I fell right on my knee. It was swollen, pain with black and blue bruises. Yesterday I noticed I have two like nodules. Should I be concerned and go to the doctor?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be ligament injury

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

There may have been a ligament injury due to the deformity caused by the arthritis.

Wear a long knee brace and keep the limb elevated. Apply ice. Take pain killers. Do consult an Orthopaedic surgeon to get...

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Hello Doctor, From past few days a slight knee pain is coming while getting down from the steps OR climbing up the stairs. From past 3-4 years i am running in treadmills(Daily 3-5 kms) and participated in marathons(10k,5k,...) as well and i didn't get this kind of pain but i am not sure why i am getting pain now? Please help me on this and what steps i have to take to come out of this pain? Thanks, XXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be a soft tissue injury.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The mild discomfort and pain on climbing the stairs that you are feeling is likely to be due to a mild soft tissue injury of the internal structures of the knee joint or an inflammation of the knee...

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I got effected with anterior cruciate ligament can I go for cycling

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hinged knee brace, exercises

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

You can go cycling if you wear hinged knee brace.

Also do regular quadriceps and hamstring exercises. Consult physiotherapist for demonstration and practice of the same.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries....

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my wife 66 cannt get out chair i have to pull her up will a knee brace work?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can try but should identify the real problem

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I am sorry for the health situation your wife is in.

Yes can try knee brace for support, however I think should understand what the real problem with her knee is.

We need to identify that problem, and then treat it...

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I had an motorbike accident on 14th November (55 days back) and had injury on right knee. I had an injury in the same knee from an accident 3 years back. Initially there was pain, swelling, tenderness and knee giving away. I Have done MRI. Findings are :- Ligament -Areas of altered signal intensity visualized as isotense signals on T1WI and hyperintense signals on T2WI/STIR are noted involving posterior cruciate ligament. Posterior cruciate ligament is thickened. It is suggestive of its contusion. Joint - Minimal joint effusion is noted. Bones - Features suggestive of chondromalacia patella are noted. When visited doctor before doing MRI the findings of the doctor was ACL ligament might be torn/near to torn from the earlier injury. But after MRI s findings doctor told to do Isometric & Isotonic quadricep exercise. Wearing a knee brace. Till now I was having pain in the side ward backside of the knee and currently the pain is moving down and currently having pain in the backside just below the knee joint. When walked for around 300 metres 4 days back without knee brace and moving up on stairs the leg was slightly trembling for sometime. Doctor has told to walk normally but I am not getting confidence to walk for long and normally. Getting Confused if I continue walking and do normal activities or take rest. I can fold the knee fully. But when folding the knee on sitting on bed the knee gives a feeling like giving away a bit. When I wake up in the morning i feel pain in the side back of the knee and a stiffness which slowly goes away once i start folding the knee. This happens when i sit on bed for long keeping the leg straight. There is a click sound when I straighten the knee from folded condition. Also my another knee is giving pain, a small click sound and problem when moving up & down stairs. This may be because I am currently giving more pressure to the better knee. Please tell me how serious is the case and what to do now on.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can do the routine activities.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
It has been 55 days since the injury. The contusion must have healed by now. The mild changes stiffness and clicking sound that you are having is likely to be due to chonromalacia patellae.
A...

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Recent questions on  Knee brace

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my knee was tilted laterally when wave hits my leg in opposite direction after that i have fallen down four times while playing , after about 60days i have consulted a doctor , he has given a knee brace for 42 days . what exactly happen to my knee please tell sir......

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Four days ago, i was swimming at the beach and a wave pushed me and I twisted my knee. I have put ice packs, knee brace and tried to stay off my foot as much as possible. My knee never swelled. It is only painful when I sit too long or have to move to get up. Please advise.

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Hi my name is Jarvis and i have been having knee problem for about two years now some of the symptoms of my bad left knee are Pain when straightening, the knee slight pain when walking and i kind of walk funny so i have been told is there any way to correct this bad knee.

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hi, i am suffering from grade 1 MCL sprain. I am not able to bend my knee beyond 60degrees. Lot of pain if i try to bend my knee. I took rest for 3 weeks with knee brace. I have started PT just 4 days ago. Now i am walking with out help of crutches and knee brace. Please advise me how i can get my normal ROM.

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I am having knee pain in my right knee (See attachment). the pain is dull and only slightly nagging when, but is more painful during cold weather. the pain is most noticeable when climbing stairs. pain when climbing stairs is more painful than the...

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levyrob03hi i have have some swelling in my left ankle and foot. i do west a knee brace on that foot and lately it has been slipping so i have been wearing it tighter. Could this be a cause?

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HI, I HAVE OSTEOARTHRITIS OF MY RIGHT KNEE. WHEN I WALK I SUDDENLY GET AN EXTREMELY SHARP PAIN IN THE BACK OF MY KNEE , ISTOP SUDDENLY & SCREAM @ THE SAME TIME. WHEN I SIT, [ [ESPECIALLY ON THE COMMODE] & START TO GET UP THE PAIN HITS ME SO BAD I...

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