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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
None at all: If there is no pain involved, joint cracking is not harmful.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Trauma or not?: If you sustained significant trauma to the rib/breast bone, then it is reasonable to suspect fractures etc...Otherwise, chest wall pain on the front w ... Read More
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a doctor: Really an x-ray or ct scan are the best for this. Both can hurt for months really.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Short term: Conservatively speaking; and without knowing any other information about you...4-8 weeks.
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Dr. Howard Luks
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It usually doesn't: Unfortunately, injuries to the articular cartilage on the end of the bones usually doesn't heal. A meniscus tear, another form of cartilage in the k ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
See orthopedist: First of all physical examination by orthopedic physician suggested to figure out etiology of symptoms.Answer may be simple such as stopping certain a ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
28 years experience Wound care
Frequent and: excessive motion across a fracture point in a bone will slow healing. However ribs usually do well because they are naturally splinted well by surroun ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage damage-yes: You likely have lost the smooth normal surface of the articular cartilage under your patella (kneecap) along with the cartilage of the trochlea (groov ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes if referring-: -2 the meniscus. They can cause locking, giving way, & even a feeling that the knee shifts. If U have these symptoms you need 2 see your orthopedi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bad idea: You could conceivably dislocate your nose (requiring that it be fractured and set), and at any rate you might cause inflammation of cartilage that cou ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Hyoid click: Doubtful- the clicking is common with a lax hyoid and as long as your thyroid is normal in size and shape, do not panic. Good idea to make an appointm ... Read More
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