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Can cartilage be reshaped through manual manipulation or pressure?

Can cartilage be reshaped through manual manipulation or pressure?

No: Cartilage can not be reshaped, manipulation can reduce pressure on cartilage and improve joint space to lessen symptoms.

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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A piece of cartilage below the top earflap of my earlobe gives off extreme pain when slight pressure is put on it. What could this be?

Pressure sore lesion: It is possibly a pressure sore lesion. See your dermatologist or ENT doctor and ask them if you have a chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis chronicus lesion?

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I can pop my costal cartilage out by either using my hands to pop it out or by putting pressure on it. It doesn't hurt. Is there a name for this?

I can pop my costal cartilage out by either using my hands to pop it out or by putting pressure on it. It doesn't hurt. Is there a name for this?

Yes: Its called "popping your costal cartilage out". Probably a bad idea to do it often, as over time you can damage the supporting soft tissue and cause them to get lax and weak. Might be better off finding something more productive to keep you amused. ;-)

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I got a cartilage piercing a few months ago, how do I get rid of the pressure bumps?

I got a cartilage piercing a few months ago, how do I get rid of the pressure bumps?

See a Dermatologist: Some people get keloid scarring from piercing. If the bumps are growing bigger, go see a dermatologist.

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Hurts to put pressure on right knee. Excruciating pain when being twisted, stepping down, leaning to that side. Tore cartilage years ago both knees. Help?

Hurts to put pressure on right knee. Excruciating pain when being twisted, stepping down, leaning to that side. Tore cartilage years ago both knees. Help?

Meniscus: Appears my friend that you may have another meniscus tear. Or it be arthritis setting in. See an orthopaedic doctor for help. Till then NSAIDS, ice and rest.

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Still suffering after 1 1/2 years from a torn first rib cartilage. Brachial plexus is irritated when I exert any pressure. Any suggestions?

Still suffering after 1 1/2 years from a torn first rib cartilage. Brachial plexus is irritated when I exert any pressure. Any suggestions?

Wow! How did you: Manage to get here? Do a search then reach out to the selected thoracic orthopedic surgeons to discuss options... It may heal over time...The worry is how it heals... Best luck! Please follow up with me...

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I have a feeling of a lump in my throat and it hurts to swallow like it's hard and feels like pressure by my vestibular fold and thryoid cartilage?

I have a feeling of a lump in my throat and it hurts to swallow like it's hard and feels like pressure by my vestibular fold and thryoid cartilage?

Go see your Dr and: Get checked for infection and/or inflammation of your throat, thyroid gland, neck soft tissue, lymph nodes or it could just be related to anxiety etc. Take care and God bless you! Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/neck-lump

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Can deviated septum or minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip cause sinus pressure headaches? Left sinus about 60% blocked since minor bruise.

Can deviated septum or minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip cause sinus pressure headaches? Left sinus about 60% blocked since minor bruise.

So many of them can: Deviated septum and blocked sinuses can cause headaches. Minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip may or may not cause. You should see an e n t doctor, if you have not yet seen one.

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If cartilage of one ear was cut all the way through with scissors, how long would it take to heal with butterfly sutures applied?

If cartilage of one ear was cut all the way through with scissors, how long would it take to heal with butterfly sutures applied?

Ear laceration: Hello, as I read your question, I am wondering if the severed piece of the outer ear was realigned like a puzzle piece and kept in place with the butterfly sutures. If this is indeed the case, the likely recovery of your ear to look normal is not good. The blood supply to the ear is very complex and ear trauma requires an expert's repair. I suggest going to an er for further evaluation.

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An MRI of my knee shows a fissure of the lateral facet, nearly perpendicular, extending through the full cartilage thickness with a small focus of und?

An MRI of my knee shows a fissure of the lateral facet, nearly perpendicular, extending through the full cartilage thickness with a small focus of und?

Question? HT Prime.: I assume you have a question regarding this finding on MRI, however none is stated. If you are having symptoms & want to know treatment options, I suggest you use HealthTap Prime so you can talk to a live doctor, upload the pictures & MRI report, & discuss how the symptoms developed. That way, your doctor'll have the best information with which to give you good advice. Hope you feel better soon.

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Several days ago I burned the helix of my ear with a hair straightening iron, now I am experiencing shooting pains through the cartilage of my ear?

Depends on size: And depth of burn. If it has extended down to cartilage, it could be serious. Get to a surgeon or plastic surgeon right away.

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Can c-4 through c-7 pressures to the spine involve numbness to the pointer and pinkey fingers?

Can c-4 through c-7 pressures to the spine involve numbness to the pointer and pinkey fingers?

Yes: Cervical radiculopathy is where a pinched nerve in the neck causes pain, weakness, or numbness in the limbs. The neck commonly goes to different parts of the hand depending on the specific nerve.