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Depends...: On what joint you are referring to? ...Read more
The right side of my sternum is larger than the left. Feels like cartilidge. Starts at top and ends near middle. Is this normal?
Loose knee cartilage: Moving around freely inside knee joint may eventually become lodged in the joint space & restrict joint motion. Arthroscopic surgery can locate the piece & remove it as well as smooth out areas of rough cartilage. Surgery done thru 3 holes so recovery is relatively quick. ...Read more
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
My husband has pain were his right bottom rib is another doctor told him it was a cartlidge been stretched seeking second advice?
He is correct as he: Must have examined him and seen the xrays, etc. His treatment is going to be pain meds. Rest, ice/hot packs, etc. It should be better in 6-8 weeks time, provided no re-injury occurs. ...Read more
I got my cartlidge peirced about 2 months ago. A lump formed behind it. People told me it was purpleish with white. What should I do?
If I take my piercing out of my cartlidge wouldn't it close up the infection? While I was cleaning it tonight, white pus came out. What should I do?
Near full thikness cartlidge ulceration in knee what can I do im only 45 yrs old and extremely fit and active?
Protect your knee: That is a problem that is not likely to get better. The best thing to do is keep your weight down, avoid high impact activities and activities where you twist your knee, and then use nutritional supplements that help protect the cartilage. The easiest supplement to use on your own is glucosamine with msm. You can also go to a doctor to discuss hyaluronic acid injections. ...Read more
My daughter has imperfect cartilidge behind her knee, possibly due to gymnastics. What exercises can she do to help with this?
The best exercises for this type of problem are exercises to strengthen the quads especially medially.
I would work on cycling, leg lifts with ankle
weights and leg extensions.
I would avoid exercises with crouching and
stairs. ...Read more
2yrs chest pain, doc says pulling from cartlidge in ribs, heal in 6-8mo. Same pain past 3 days doc said should been gone, but happens evry few months why.
There are many causes of chest pain, but in a toddler, muscular pain or a bruise may be the cause. If he has any problems breathing, I would suggest a visit with the M.D.
If he can take children's motrin (ibuprofen) it may help relieve the pain. A heating pad can also help. ...Read more
Depends.: Tight clothing can significantly alter blood flow which can damage any tissue. Short periods are usually not a problem. But if you do this for long periods, often, you may have problems. If the band is tight enough that you notice numbness or tingling or the skin is paler than normal afterwards, then the headband is too tight. Lighten it up! Even tourniquets cannot be in place for long! ...Read more
From Cost To Cost: Usually nothing. It's very common in older people. I'll let you define "older;" in my case I define it as older than 150. but there are very rare cases of an underlying problem (like of the thyroid or other metabolic problem). No need to freak out because those things are not an immediate threat to life but you might consider talking to your doctor, especially if you have any symptoms that bother you ...Read more
My friend pulled a hard thing out of his nose-almost like cartilidge. It was followed by a yellowish liquid then blood. What could this be?
Infected hair follic: Suspect infected hair follicle with scab from previous irritation. These can cause serious infection which can spread no valves in veins of face can spread in a fashion than can cause infections abscess brain. Should see physician who can visualize area of concern and start treatment. ...Read more
Small hard lump on rib x 1.5 yrs. Sometimes painful. Xrays x2 negative. 3 docs say its cartilidge overgrowth. Still worried. Should they biopsy this?
Same size?: If it has not changed in size in a year and a half, then it's pretty unlikely to be cancer. Feel free to get a second opinion though, if it will make you feel better. This opinion does not count much, since this is a general statement and I don't know your history or have access to your records. Get a second opinion with a doctor who examines you and has your past records before doing so. ...Read more
I got a cartilidge ear piercing in the very beginnig of august. When I take the earing out now it will start to close up in a few hours. Why is this?
No: The formation of a bump can be keloid or infection. See an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Can you tell if you destroyed Cartlidge in your knee without getting it checked. What about bone to bone in the knee?
Knee pain: A good orthopedist or sports doctor can perform a series of maneuvers in the office to make an initial diagnosis. If it is a serious problem that requires intervention (arthroscopy, etc), then you will have an MRI before surgery so the surgeon can see exactly the problem. Bone-on-bone arthritis doesn't happen at 17 yo. Often knee strain will heal with rest and time, but if persistent, get checked. ...Read more
Depends: Depends upon stability of the knee (especially in medial-lateral direction), related pain and as long as the tibial surface is not collapsing. ...Read more
It's started only 3 months ago but joints in fingers/toes are so painful, and have hard bumps and hard cartlidge, gets worse daily? What is it
Have suspected torn cartlidge in knee. Episode of severe leg pain from thigh to foot. Is this expected for my condition?
Usually smaller area: These conditions are very painful and the pain radiates out from the injury. In general the pain is only around the knee, cannot say in your particular case. Obviously if this occurred in the context of falling on the whole area which is now bruised, then that's the cause. A lumbar disk can also involve the area. Often scoliosis, other degenerative condition, occupation hits multiple places. ...Read more
My 15 year old daughter has 4 white bumps on the edge of her ear and 1 on her cartlidge. I've looked up everything I could think of. What could it be?
Signal: White bumps are a signal to take your child to a professional for an examination, differential diagnosis, and appropriate treatment plan. A brief Google search is no substitute for 7+ years of full time medical study and years of experience. Please take her to see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. ...Read more
I've had my ear pierced 5 times, my room, tragus and three going up the ear (cartalidge) the bottom of my ear on the last two cartalidge is so swollen?
I have osperisis arthritis in my knee im over weight trying to lose it but my knee clicks cracks why is my cartlidge damaged I don't have pain all time?
Had an MRI?: There r 2 types of cartilages in the knee. The articular ; the meniscus, also called cartilages. A torn meniscus can b associated with episodic symptoms of catching, clicking ; catching as well as giving way. Usually due 2 injury. The articular cart. Is the gliding surfaces. Can b from injury or wear and tear. Usually more constantly symptomatic. An ortho xame is in order 4 u. ...Read more
Knee keeps giving out when walking w sharp pain. Had torn meniscus few yrs ago&had surgery to repair& remove floating cartilidge. What could it be?
Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot. Ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?
Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...Read more
3MRIs in 3yrs =early AVN of joint/wornout cartlidge/torn labrum. Bc of worsening symptoms, had new MRI =normal except ligament tear. Mixup or healed??
If it's the hip you-: -are talking about, it sounds like a mix up to me. Things such as a labral tear as well as AVN do not heal like that. If the MR was done on a different machine it can make a difference. Each MR has its own quirks or handwriting if you may, as well as power. 1.5T doesn't show details as well as a 3.0T. There are now 6.0T. MR's in large centers but more dangerous if you have any metallic pieces in U ...Read more
How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain? Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs?
A good history: There are some different nuances with each type of pain. If you speak with your doctor, between a good history and a physical exam, your doctor can usually figure it out. An ultrasound or some blood tests may be helpful as well. ...Read more
I'm 18 years old, why in my hands, knees and ankles I feel like I lost cartlidge and my bones are rubbing together. It comes and it goes, hurts bad?
Pain: See a rheumatologist for a full examination. ...Read more
I had acl/and cartlidge cutting in my knee (cadiver) I have had 3 months of physotheripy and now my knee does not work. My knee now is throbbing, n?
See your doctor: There could be many reasons for your pain. First and foremost you need to see and talk to your surgeon asap. If you don't get the answers you need a 2nd opinion might be necessary. This is really not the forum to discuss a case such as yours. Good luck. ...Read more
It happens: The outer ear is formed by the joining of several such collections of skin/cartilage. By itself it is just a curiosity that will never hurt the kid. If it hung off like a regular skin tag in a thin string like stalk it could be tied off with a suture.It would fall off from lack of circulation.When they have a thick base, they can be taken off by a simple surgical procedure later. ...Read more