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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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TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing.  Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ: These are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Most TMJ dysfunction is caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), or a bad bite. Make an appointment with your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction for an examination. You might also want to see an ENT specialist to rule out any ear or head and neck infections. ...Read more

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Could a shoulder that grates, pops nr the clavicle cause neck & face pain inc teeth. Pops like a rubber ball is in clavicle & gets squashed until pops?

Could a shoulder that grates, pops nr the clavicle cause neck & face pain inc teeth. Pops like a rubber ball is in clavicle & gets squashed until pops?

Yes: Yes, you can get referred pain to the neck, jaws and teeth from shoulder problems. Not common but possible. See a TMJ-orofacial pain expert for evaluation/recommendations. ...Read more

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Does knee clicking indicate a lack of knee cartilage?

Does knee clicking indicate a lack of knee cartilage?

No: Knee clicking or "crepitus" can be caused by a torn cartilage, ganglion cyst, patella chondromalacia, synovitis, swelling (also known as an "effusionn"), or knee laxity. Some normal knees click. Clicking is a nonspecific finding that can be associated with both normal and abnormal knees. ...Read more

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Neck pain, tinnitus, no hearing loss, clicking noise inside ears each time when I swallow, move my head/neck, Tintus becomes louder on teech clenching?

Neck pain, tinnitus, no hearing loss, clicking noise inside ears each time when I swallow, move my head/neck, Tintus becomes louder on teech clenching?

See your doctor...: You need an exam to determine the cause of your symptoms. Schedule an appointment and keep a diary of your symptoms. I see you are on a steroid nasal spray and all of these symptoms could be related to allergies or a secondary sinus infection but an exam is required to be sure. ...Read more

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Why does my collar bone making popping noises?

Arthritis: It is likely some mild arthritis causing some clicking and popping. Unless it is hurting i would not focus too much on the noise. Lots of shoulders make noise. ...Read more

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Can temporomandibular joint dysfunction influence eustachian tube dysfunction in such a way that swallowing causes loud painful crackling in the ear?

No: Tmj disorders do not affect eustachian tube function. The loud painful cracking you experience is probably the tm joint cracking. See an ENT doc to make sure no ear problems. ...Read more

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Suffered kick on jaw 4 mths ago, recently keeps having cracking sounds, cannot open mouth w/o pain, jaw joints feels like it doesn't fit? What injury?

Suffered kick on jaw 4 mths ago, recently keeps having cracking sounds, cannot open mouth w/o pain, jaw joints feels like it doesn't fit? What injury?

TMD: TM Joint issue. Possibly secondarily some toxin, pathogen or allergen in the TM joint causing pain. Sounds like the TM disc is displaced resulting in an incorrect jaw posture and incorrect bite. See a neuromuscular dentist (ICCMO) to reposture the mandible . ...Read more

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Can pierced cartilage cause major ear deformities?

Can pierced cartilage cause major ear deformities?

Possibly: Very little risk piercing the soft tissue of your ear, but occasionally piercing the cartilage may result in infection with scarring or loss of cartilage support of the outside portion of the ear. ...Read more

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Difference B/T chondromalacia patella or OA? Knee feels sore, gets hot, swollen below the K-cap, crackling/popping noises when move. Rare pain on Kcap

Difference B/T chondromalacia patella or OA? Knee feels sore, gets hot, swollen below the K-cap, crackling/popping noises when move. Rare pain on Kcap

Noises in the knee: It is rare for a person in their 20s to have OA, most of what u describe with popping , cracking with movement as well as swelling below knee cap is from chondromalacia of the patella . You should see a knee specialist . Many times some simple things can be instituted to help ...Read more

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Left jaw joint ache when chin tilted down or turning neck left. sometimes pain uppr left throat & ear when swallowng. jaw clicking when eating. tmjd?

TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Clicking at top of jaw under ears, i can move my jaw and crack it a lot, ringing in ears, pain under ears, headaches, grinding teeth at night-this tmj?

Clicking at top of jaw under ears, i can move my jaw and crack it a lot, ringing in ears, pain under ears, headaches, grinding teeth at night-this tmj?

Yes it is: These are all the symptoms of a TMJ problem, have a consultation with a TMJ specialist to find out about treatment and cure.. ...Read more

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Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

It may be: An x-ray would be diagnostic. In the mean time.."buddy tape" it to the finger next to it, and take some Nsaid to help with the pain and inflammation/swelling. ...Read more

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My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

TMJ disorder : What you are describing is classic for TMJ - a inflammation of your jaw hinge joint. Start with ibuprofen, avoid hard foods, avoid chewing gum, apply warm compress, and get into to see your dentist. It can be made significantly worse by night time teeth grinding. ...Read more

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Can a shoulder stop producing cartilage?

Can a shoulder stop producing cartilage?

Cartilage repair: Yes. In arthritis the cartilage is often worn away and not replaced. Nutrition for the cartilage includes glucosamine and ha injections. Surgery can repair and sometimes generate regrowth of some cartilage repair tissue. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for a cracked cartilage in the knee to heal?

How long does it typically take for a cracked cartilage in the knee to heal?

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 knee may heal, depending on the type of tear, and location of the tear. ...Read more

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I pull and stretch my left knee all the time to pop or crack. How badly does that damage the cartilage?

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 actiity. Cartilage is best visualized with mr imaging. Obviously scoping the knee allows direct visualization of findings on mr. ...Read more

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Cracked ribs (cartilage) grappling last week. Will stretching it out with hot yoga help the healing process or slow it down?

Cracked ribs (cartilage) grappling last week.  Will stretching it out with hot yoga help the healing process or slow it down?

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 surrounding musculature. Try your approach but let pain be the guide to tell you to back away. ...Read more

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When i straighten my right knee it frequently pops/cracks and is painful for a moment. It also hurts when i uses stair or crouch. Torn cartilage?

When i straighten my right knee it frequently pops/cracks and is painful for  a moment. It also hurts when i uses stair or crouch. Torn cartilage?

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 (groove in femur that articulates with your patella). Seek orthopaedic evaluation to determine if this is the case. ...Read more

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Can a crack in the knee cartilage cause the knee to shift and lock? Can the tibia sublux?

Can a crack in the knee cartilage cause the knee to shift and lock? Can the tibia sublux?

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 orthopedic surgeon 4 an eval. ...Read more

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I crack my nose cartilage like some people crack their knuckles. Is it bad? What damage can it do?

I crack my nose cartilage like some people crack their knuckles. Is it bad? What damage can it do?

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 could be very unpleasant. Even the sound of knuckle cracking freaks some people out. If they saw (and heard) you cracking your nose you might get punched in it! ...Read more

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When swallowing, something in sidemy throat seems to be moving and pressing hard against the wall of my throat, it's below thyroid cartilage. Also I feel sick almost like my stomache is squeezed everytime I swallow saliva.

When swallowing, something in sidemy throat seems to be moving and pressing hard against the wall of my throat, it's below thyroid cartilage. Also I feel sick almost like my stomache is squeezed everytime I swallow saliva.

Ans: You need to see an ENT to possibly be scoped. Think if you swallows somethings earlier and perhaps got stuck in your throat. Go back to when you first noticed the problem. Don't waste time in being seen for this. Go to your pmd and get referred ...Read more

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Is it bad for my baby if he accidentally swallowed some of my blood from my cracked nipple?

Is it bad for my baby if he accidentally swallowed some of my blood from my cracked nipple?

Very common: Often at the onset of breast feeding your nipples can get irritated and cracked and bleed. The baby usually will tolerate this just fine but you may see some blood in his spit up. Alot of swallowed blood often will cause some vomiting but usually the baby does not swallow enough to worry. ...Read more

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Anytime i wanna swallow my saliva hard and my throat cracks please any help from you?

Anytime i wanna swallow my saliva hard and my throat cracks please any help from you?

Drink more water: Your symptoms may be due to dehydration. Try drinking more water and see if that helps.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Hello i sneezed then had a sip of coffee then i felt a crack in my adam's apple now painful to swallow?

Hello i sneezed then had a sip of coffee then i felt a crack in my adam's apple now painful to swallow?

Muscle sprain: You have most likely strained one of the muscles that move your larynx (aka - adam's apple) while swallowing. This should resolve with time. If you notice problems breathing or you are unable to swallow, seek medical care urgently. ...Read more

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I was eating crackers and my adams apple made a crack sound now it hurts to swallow what should I do it hurts to swallow

I was eating crackers and my adams apple made a crack sound now it hurts to swallow what should I do it hurts to swallow

Trauma to your vocal: It sounds like you may have traumatized your vocal cords. Try gargling with warm saline water for a few days and use throat lozengers and if it is not getting better within 3 days than go see an ent. ...Read more

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When i swallow i feel my ears pop or crack. This normal?

When i swallow i feel my ears pop or crack. This normal?

Eustachian tube: Your eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless pop & crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing). It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. You may get some relief w/otc antihistamines & decongestants. ...Read more

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Is it normal if i can make a sound in my ear every time? The sound "crack". It also comes when i swallowing..

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Is it normal if i can make a sound in my ear every time? The sound "crack". It also comes when i swallowing..

No: This may be a beginning of your TMJ problem, starting with muscle disturbance. Your crackling noise is called 'crepitus', as the disc is struggling to glide over the glenoid fossa on top of your condyle. As the disc get stuck, it gives rise to condition of 'close' or 'open' lock. If it temporary stuck and then sling across, that forms a 'click', which occurs around 21mm of the mouth opening. ...Read more

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