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2w later pain in the coastal cartilage/false ribs area when pressed, laughing, coughing. What could this be?
Costochondritis: You probably have an inflammation in your rib called costochondritis. This will only occur on one side, is relieved by OTC pain medications, & usually goes away by itself. Did you have a recent viral infection, fall, injury or strain? These things can cause this condition. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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
When pressing on the my lower left rib (coastal cartilage?), I can feel/hear an approx. 1.5 - 2 in long section moving in/out. Mild pain. Any idea?
Something's damaged: Obviously something here in the cartilage has been damaged. This is something that may or may not ever heal. If it is not causing you too much pain and does not seem to be getting worse I probably would not pursue it. However, if it is continuing to bother you, I would go see a local orthopedist so they can do an x-ray and examine you. ...Read more
Why does my nose cartilage hurt (the bottom of the bone)? I have pressed it, did I accidentally damage (busied it) but I did not press it so hard?
Hard to damage: Cartilage, since it's a bit more forgiving than bone. The base of the bone is what's connected to the skull, and you are probably alright, just experiencing some inflammation, and swelling from the bruise. If it continues, have it checked by your pcp, so you can manage the pain. Meanwhile, if it's acute, ice packs help decompress inflammation and pain. ...Read more
I was pressing the triangular cartilage part of my nose tip with my fingernails to try and make it look sharper, now my nose seems longer. Would this have any lasting affect?
Can you tear or fracture the cartilage in your nose by smashing or pressing down on your nose? I heard a pop when I was moving it.
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
Perhaps?: But I am not aware of any indication or benefit. With the worlds shark population down 90%, it wouldn't be high on my list of complementary or alternative therapies and only if I were sure it would be saving my life of markedly improving my daily life or comfort. Reconsider! ...Read more
Cell numbers: Young cartilage has more cells per volume. The cells make and support the surrounding material (extracellular matrix) that is key for overall cartilage function. They have the ability to make this extracellular matrix more robustly. There are interesting additional findings in the work by isto (st. Louis company). We presented data on our multicenter juvenile cartilage trial at aana april 2013. ...Read more
Social Status: Medicinal claims associated with shark fin (cartilage) have not been scientifically substantiated at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. Because shark fin is very expensive, eating it is considered a status symbol for some asians. ...Read more
Controversy - toxins: Shark fin soup, made from the cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins of shark, has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china. It is used medicinally in china to lower cholesterol & to combat cancer & heart disease but it's benefits are controversial. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more
Possibly: Age, genetics, and activities can all contribute. ...Read more
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
Treatments specific: Meniscal cartilage tears in older individuals may often be treated nonoperatively. In younger individuals, the goal is repair though some meniscal teas in poorly vascular areas are difficult to heal. Many of these procedures are performed arthroscopically. Your doctor can discuss your MRI findings, your personal goals and the best specific treatment for your personal circumstances. ...Read more
Cartilage: No Nerves:
There are two types of knee cartilage: articular, which covers the ends of the bones in the joint and meniscal, which are the two pads of tissue between the femur and tibia.
Articular cartilage has no nerves and meniscal cartilage innervation is predominantly around the peripheral attachment to the capsule.
The first step is to identify where the pain is originating: see a knee specialist. ...Read more
Cartilage Healing: The articular cartilage has a blunted ability to heal. Softening of the cartilage is the first phase of cartilage deterioration. Clinically, there is no proven means to reverse the softening. However, there are theoretical possibilities to stimulate cartilage healing, e.g., electromagnetic, such as the ceruleau probe and bionicare knee system--i am not endorsing either product. ...Read more
Knee: Knee cartilage can not be replaced back to normal. There have been a number of approaches (like micro-fracture surgery plus/minus autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis) in an attempt to get the body to regenerate cartilage. Lets just say the techniques are less than perfect but may help some. ...Read more
Hope this helps
TFCC is both: It is a carticalginous strucutre that blends into ligmants. That is why it has "fibro" like a ligament. "cartilage" and COMPLEX in its name. THe central disc part is cartilage that cushions but it has a thickened vascular rim that provdde ligamenteouis like structure, the ulnar ligmanets of hte wrsit and the tendin sheath of the ecu blend into this. Think of a sail with supports, rigging ...Read more