A knee brace helps support and stabilize the knee joint for those who are having knee-related issues. They come in different patterns and sizes to suit everyone's feet. Some use it prophylactically to protect their knees during sporting activities. Or limit the movements of an injured knee and support it by guiding the knee cap to move in the desired way.
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Why does my son suffer from severe knee pain every day?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother of a 14 year old son. Over the past couple of months, my son has severe knee pains daily. He has vitamin D deficiency, which I have been told may cause it. The pain usually starts after being in one position for too long. It only lasts for about a minute but the pain is b... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you suggested point towards chondromalacia patella, which happens to be due to the softening of cartilage behind the knee cap. I suggest you try taking the following.Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg, twice a day for ten days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg, twice... Read Full »
I have knee pain after meniscus surgery. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I had meniscus surgery before two and a half weeks. Still there is a kind of swelling around my knee. I feel little pain outside the knee and also there is still a cracky noise when I bend. Why? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Meniscal injury leads to swelling and pain in the knee joint, so apply ice packs.Use hinged knee brace throughout the day remove it only at night. Apply a crepe bandage of 6 inches below the hinged knee brace from the toe to the mid thigh.Take any over-the-counter availab... Read Full »
Does the outcome of ACL surgery get affected by the patient's weight?
Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to get an operation for ACL injury. After how many days of operation will I walk normally and do bike riding? How fast will I recover? My weight is 80 kg. Is there any problem for quick recovery with this weight? Kindly guide me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the ACL surgery, if the surgery goes well, usually you will start walking with the long knee brace from the second day of the surgery. Normally, you will be able to walk on your own after six to eight weeks of surgery. You can ride a bike after two to three m... Read Full »
I had a PCL surgery last month. When can I start walking again?
Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I underwent a posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, and the doctors fixed two screws in my body. The doctors gave me a knee brace after 15 days. When can I walk with the knee brace? When can I walk without the knee brace? Are the screws to be mandatoril... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can walk with the knee brace support immediately if the doctors have fixed the bone with the screws perfectly. It depends on the extent of the surgery. Most doctors prefer to wait for a ... Read Full »
How long will it take to recover from ACL injury?
Query: Hello doctor, I had ACL injury. What will be the time for recovery like normal walking and bike riding? I would like to know after how many days I will be able to do normal walking and bike riding. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually there will be swelling and effusion in the knee after an ACL injury (anterior cruciate ligament). So, that has to reduce for you to be back to normal.You should wear a long knee brace all the time and remove it only at night.Put a crepe bandage of 6 inches from th... Read Full »
Would you please suggest me treatment for pain in the knees, hip, and spine?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 64-year-old female. I have attached a few images. Kindly have a look at them. I work in a garment factory as a pedal sewing machine operator for eight hours five days a week while sitting and using my leg. I would like to know the answers to the following questions : 1) Is this typ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have arthritis in your knee and spine, which considering your age, is acceptable as you are 65 years old. We cannot reverse it, but the progress may be slowed through exercises, losing weight (five percent of your current body weight), avoiding repetition, and we... Read Full »
What could be done to manage the pain after I twisted my knee?
Query: Hi doctor,Two days ago I twisted my knee. It has been paining ever since. I can bend it all the way back, but when I try to put pressure on it or fully extend it, I am in so much pain. There is a swelling. It looks like my right knee cap is out more than the left one. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a history of knee injury two days back, but you have been able to ambulate after the injury, even though it is painful to you. Initial management is to give rest to the affected joint and try to limit pain and hemarthrosis. In my opinion, since it is a twis... Read Full »
From my MRI, kindly explain about my knee pain.
Query: Hi doctor,I am a runner, and I have been facing knee pain in my left leg for the last two months. I consulted an orthopedician and got an MRI as well, but there is nothing abnormal. But, I still have pain. I am a diabetic and on medicine for that alone. I have attached the MRI reports for reference. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a sprain or strain on your knee, which is also demonstrated by the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please answer a few questions- 1. What did you take for pain relief? 2. Are you wearing a brace? 3. Did... Read Full »
Can you give me a second opinion regarding my DVT and knee injury?
Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I met with an accident and the doctor diagnosed my knee with complete ACL tear and partial MCL injury. So, I started using a knee brace. Two days later, I took a long duration flight without taking any medication of thrombosis. However, I started taking Ibuprofen tablets (twice ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and would like to give replies to your queries accordingly. The issue is that you have a concomitant knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament) injury for which a surgical procedure will be required as you ... Read Full »
I am unable to stand for a long time post knee surgery. Should I opt knee replacement?
Query: Hi doctor, I had surgery on my knee. During coughing or yawning, I get a sharp pain on the knee. I am unable to stand for a long time. It hurts a lot. My MRI doctor suggests me to have a replacement on the knee. Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your knee seems to be arthritic, and hence the doctor advises for replacement. I need to see the X-ray of your knee so that I can take a decision. It hurts because of the weakened muscles. So you need to strengthen your quadriceps muscle by doing daily exercise under a ... Read Full »