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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. ...Read more

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? ...Read more

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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. ;-) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How careful do I need to be about washing my face after septoplasty? I understand too much pressure can move the cartilage around inside my nose. Will gently dabbing it dry after washing the rest of my face be a problem? .

How careful do I need to be about washing my face after septoplasty? I understand too much pressure can move the cartilage around inside my nose. Will gently dabbing it dry after washing the rest of my face be a problem? .

Obviously: Obviously you should the nasal dressings dry immediately after your surgery. Once they are removed you can gently wash and dry your skin without massaging or rubbing your nose. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How much can your blood pressure change through the day?

How much can your blood pressure change through the day?

Very much: It can go from very high to very low or vice versa in seconds. ...Read more

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How to decrease blood pressure through lifestyle choices?

How to decrease blood pressure through lifestyle choices?

Multiple options: There are many things you can do to decrease your risk of getting high blood pressure. Weight loss, exercising or active lifestyle, following a low sodium diet, and avoiding nsaids all help. And like most people a little bit of luck helps too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Widen pulse pressure (SBP - DBP) constantly 60 or 65, what cardio tests shall I go through in order to detect if there is any cardio disorder.

Widen pulse pressure (SBP - DBP) constantly 60 or 65, what cardio tests shall I go through in order to detect if there is any cardio disorder.

Forget "tests": You don't need any tests (yet, and maybe not at all). See a good doctor, share your medical history with them and any commplaints you might have about your heart. If your history suggests anything wrong, your doctor will know what to do. Numbers mean nothing outside of some context. ...Read more

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Hello. Can going through menopause change the effectiveness of blood pressure medication?

Hello. Can going through menopause change the effectiveness of blood pressure medication?

High BP-Menopause.: Menopause-related hormonal changes can lead to weight gain and make your blood pressure more reactive to salt in your diet. Which, in turn, can lead to higher blood pressure. Some types of hormone therapy (ht) for menopause also may contribute to increases in blood pressure. Hence you might need more blood pressure medication than previous doses. ...Read more

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Had a health check through work today. Normally my blood pressure is perfect. Today it was 120/93. Is that normal?

Had a health check through work today. Normally my blood pressure is perfect. Today it was 120/93. Is that normal?

Diagnosing high BP: One high blood pressure measurement does not mean you have hypertension. Relax, and check it again when you are feeling comfortable and have been sitting quietly for at least 5 minutes. If the blood pressure is consistently elevated in a young person, testing for causes of "secondary hypertension" is indicated. ...Read more

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I have pressure through my head for the past three days. Mainly on top, in which when I touch the area, it's painful. It also causes slight dizziness?

I have pressure through my head for the past three days. Mainly on top, in which when I touch the area, it's painful. It also causes slight dizziness?

Painful to Touch: ...sounds like you will need to be examined by your doctor to determine if this is something serious that needs further evaluation or imaging especially if you have never experienced this before. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do blood pressure recommendations say rest 5 minutes before checking? If your constantly active through out the day, wouldn't this be a false read?

Why do blood pressure recommendations say rest 5 minutes before checking? If your constantly active through out the day, wouldn't this be a false read?

Blood Pressure: Excellent question. Blood pressure is typically measured while sitting and resting arm at heart level. But why? Blood pressure increases in response to stressors such as exercise & work. The average level is thought to matter most but the American Heart Association believes diurnal variation & short term variability contribute to pathology. Read:
http://circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/111/5/697.full ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure by cured through ayurveda?

Can high blood pressure by cured through ayurveda?

Uncertain: Because hypertension is such a complex problem, there is no doubt that there are published anecdotes of those "cured" by many alternative medicine approaches. Each individual has to find what form of medicine they believe in, and if alternative medicine seem right for you, then try it. It is critial though to be monitored and make sure your BP is being controlled if you try this. ...Read more