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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: laxplayer5 on July 03, 2006, 05:57:18 PM

Title: Urgent! Need help!
Post by: laxplayer5 on July 03, 2006, 05:57:18 PM
Okay for like the 5th time since March my knee has felt okay. However I was just mowing the lawn and had some 4 maybe level 5 pain. I really don't want to have to go through everything again. So I need asdvice on a major anti injury brace. Money is not an Issue! Please respond.
Title: Re: Urgent! Need help!
Post by: laxplayer5 on July 03, 2006, 07:41:19 PM
Alright I found out that it is not a re-injury it is a new one. :P When I got hit during our last game my knee got in a weird position. I thought I had just reaggravated it. It turns out that I tore the muscles around my knee cap. My OS got it back in Place and gave me some PT. He gaVE ME SOME pt TO DO AND RECOMENDED SOME BRACES i STILL need some suggestions though. My parents said insurance should cover the brace.

Sorry about the caps
Title: Re: Urgent! Need help!
Post by: Doc79316 on July 04, 2006, 04:23:55 PM
Hey Keith,

I think initially you should consider the braces your OS has recommended. After all, he's the expert.

Laura x
Title: Re: Urgent! Need help!
Post by: knee deep in Goo on July 04, 2006, 04:44:21 PM
I agree.  Ask your OS for an RX and maybe get a custom fit brace
Title: Re: Urgent! Need help!
Post by: Doc79316 on July 05, 2006, 02:07:29 AM
Hi Keith,

This is just an idea -

Maybe you could list the braces you've already tried and those you've had recommended to you. It's possible that people here could tell you their experiences with them, good or bad, so you have some idea of what to expect.

But, you should also bear in mind that  even if a brace has been recommended to you that you haven't yet tried out, you shouldn't necessarily disregard using it just on the basis that someone on this board didn't get along with it. Quite often it's a very personal thing and you ahve to find one that suits you, both with regard to comfort, purpose and cost.

Let us know what you and your parents decide.

Take care,

Laura x
Title: Re: Urgent! Need help!
Post by: laxplayer5 on July 05, 2006, 04:48:29 PM
Good Idea:

Iv'e Used

A Breg Immobilizer
Neoprene sleeve
Pattella hole sleeve
Metal stayed pattella brace

suggested

Arhritis brace ( since its the meniscus)

Professional Breg or Donjoy brace

Thanks Remember I'm looking for one to prevent yet another injury