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ChronicallyKitteh

349d

what are your top tips for a frequently dislocating kneecap? any advice welcome

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    • Trash.Panda

      30d

      Following! I seriously hurt my knee for the first time 8 weeks ago (it hyperextended when I got up from my chair and has been unstable and painful since). Sometimes when I walk it feels like my knee catches on something. Not sure if that's my kneecap subluxing or my meniscus doing weird things or something else entirely. I'm not hEDS btw, prob just HSD.

    • Trash.Panda

      30d

      Following! I seriously hurt my knee for the first time 8 weeks ago (it hyperextended when I got up from my chair and has been unstable and painful since). Sometimes when I walk it feels like my knee catches on something. Not sure if that's my kneecap subluxing or my meniscus doing weird things or something else entirely. I'm not hEDS btw, prob just HSD.

    • Keikochan

      305d

      https://discord.gg/aDrHUfJvdj

    • TINAMARIE85

      311d

      Wraps & braces are great. But, as best you can, build the muscle around the knee. With us hEDS, musculoskeletal stability is your friend! If we don't stabilize, and only brace, we are weakening the muscle even more, causing more instability in the joint. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

    • Rosannabg

      314d

      I use hinged knee bracees & crutches/ powerchair

    • goblin49

      348d

      Like other people have said, taping and braces are my fav, but with the braces I would look to find one that specifically has a kneecap position type piece (if that makes sense, it's usually for patellar tracking disorders). I got some and they have been so much more helpful than my other more generic ones!

    • Alfubet

      348d

      Wraps and braces. My second recommendation is Physical Therapy. Slowly start strengthening the muscles to keep the joint in place because our ligaments wonโ€™t.

    • Student_girl

      349d

      Braces, keeping it in one position, weight off it

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Some tips for dealing with a frequently dislocating kneecap include using a brace or neoprene, applying KT tape to keep the knee in place, icing the affected area and taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil to reduce swelling. Building muscle in the legs may also help provide additional support. It's important to consult with an orthopedic specialist for personalized advice and treatment options.

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