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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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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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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..

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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Cracked my Zenatane 40mg in half with my teeth because I couldn't swallow it today. Now I feel like I'm going to vomit. What to do? Don't do it again?

Cracked my Zenatane 40mg in half with my teeth because I couldn't swallow it today. Now I feel like I'm going to vomit. What to do? Don't do it again?

Don't do it again: Many medications are formulated to dissolve a certain way once they are swallowed. The active medication is coated by a tasteless covering. Once opened, the true taste will be sensed, and the med may not work as intended. ...Read more

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Hear myself breathing threw ear at times. Like it pops and feel air in ear. Ears crack when I swallow too.

Hear myself breathing threw ear at times. Like it pops and feel air in ear. Ears crack when I swallow too.

Middle ear effusion: Or eustachian tube blockage or congestion can cause these types of symptoms. Things such as allergies or OM can cause these symptoms. Occasional cracking in your ears when you swallow is not necessarily the sign of a problem either. If persistent and bothersome or additional symptoms develop, then seek an exam. ...Read more

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I have very severe tinnitus that's getting worse in my right ear and that ear also cracks loudly when I swallow can the cracking noise be worsening it?

I have very severe tinnitus that's getting worse in my right ear and that ear also cracks loudly when I swallow can the cracking noise be worsening it?

Possible TMJ Problem: Tinnitus and joint noise in the ear or TMJ region may also be associated with TMJ pathology. You may want to have your dentist evaluate you to see if you have a problem with your tmj. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause your ears to pop and crack when swallowing? Does it mean you have fluid? Does that mean you have an inner ear problem?

Can a cold cause your ears to pop and crack when swallowing? Does it mean you have fluid? Does that mean you have an inner ear problem?

Eustacian Tube: The eustacian tube allow you to pressurize the air in the middle ear behind the eardrum (i.e. When flying). This tube opens into the back of the nose. Any swelling in the nose, like a cold, can affect the et, leading to ear pressure change. This does not mean you have fluid in the middle ear- though you may if you can't hear-. It does mean the eusctacian tube is temporarily dysfunctional. ...Read more

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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause more serious illness ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have barely any cartilage in my knees. I am 42 and have been getting synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shots. What else can be done for my knees?

I have barely any cartilage in my knees. I am 42 and have been getting synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shots. What else can be done for my knees?

Are you sure?: Age 42 is a surprise for this history. You need to have this diagnosis re-evaluated. When you are evaluated your diagnosis will be examined by imaging - x-ray, ultrasound, mri. Your synovial fluid will be evaluated to see if it is inflammatory or non-inflammatory. To answer your question of what can be done for yoru knees? Clarify the exact diagnosis. Degenerative arthritis age 42 can occur but. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cartilage?

What is the definition or description of: cartilage?

See below: 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 cartilage is called arthritis. ...Read more

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Can cartilage be rebuilt if injured?

Can cartilage be rebuilt if injured?

Cartilage: Certain cartilage injuries can be rebuilt with cartilage transplants or a microfracture technique. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took out my cartilage piercing?

What would happen if I took out my cartilage piercing?

Nasal or ear?: Has it been in long enough to heal? Any signs of infection or other problems? ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of the trachea?

What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of the trachea?

Support: The cartilage rings (which aren't really rings because they don't go all the way around) give support to the trachea so it doesn't collapse during respiration and give some protection as well. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any risks of cartilage piercing?

Yes, yes, yes: High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection & lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or has increasing pain you need medical evaluation. Nasal Septal Piercing
can cause heavy bleeding w formation of a septal hematoma. Significant deformity > ...Read more

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Can you thicken the cartilage discs in your spine by stretching it?

Can you thicken the cartilage discs in your spine by stretching it?

No: Degenerative disc disease (ddd) is a progressive change of the spine that includes loss of disc water content and disc height. We all get ddd as we age, and as yet, there is no treatment to prevent it (despite what people will try to sell you). The best option to maintain spine health is to not smoke, maintain a healthy overall lifestyle which includes a regular exercise program. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Let me try to help: There are of advances in treating cartilage disorders, some already been used (medications, special exercise, agua) cartilage grafts, from the person himself or from donors. Check out your condition and seek consultation to have your problem addressed. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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How typical is cartilage cancer?

How typical is cartilage cancer?

Rare: Chondrosarcoma, or cartilage cancer, is a group of cancers that any pathologist can diagnose easily, but that we seldom see. Some are very tame; others are fairly aggressive. ...Read more

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Can a cancerous tumour grow on your cartilage?

Can a cancerous tumour grow on your cartilage?

Yes: It can either arise from, or grow into cartilage. The fancy name is chondrosarcoma. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the triangular fibro cartilage?

See article below: The triangular fibrocartilage complex (tfcc) is formed by the triangular fibrocartilage discus (tfc), the radioulnar ligaments (rul’s) and the ulnocarpal ligaments (ucl’s). En. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/triangular_fibrocartilage
there are good anatomical pictures as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

See your doctor: Cartilage tears are diagnosis with a combination of history taking, physical exam, x-rays, and occasionally advanced diagnostics like mri. There is no reliable way of diagnosing knee cartilage injuries or meniscal injuries by looking at it. Untreated cartilage injuries are potentially serious problems best treated early and a visit to your local orthopaedic surgeon would be a wise move. ...Read more