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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
Feels tight behind knee cap on lt. leg. Feels like metal knee brace on sides of knee, and femur pushing down hard on tibia. Knee cracks when turning.
Compartment syndrome: Get an immediate orhtopedic evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
Headaches?: Sometimes it can be muscle tension or spasms. ...Read more
Hard blow to right knee. Stabbing pain through kneecap, weight bearing hurts, pivoting hurts sometime?
Hard 2 say: There can b many injuries, more info of what type of blow. Wt bearing flexed knee could b acl cartilage mcl direct blow 2 patella could b fx- tendinitis of quad or patellar tendon- or pre or infra patellar bursitis- chondral contusion. All plus more can b from a blow 2 the knee. That is why u need 2 b cn by an ortho 4 xam @ x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moving torso/lifting objects/etc causes sting/stab/burn pain on left side sternum. Breathing doesn't exacerbate. Costochondritis or intercostal pull?
Costochondral Injury: Teenage male with left parasternal pain aroused by mechanical stress of this region might have injury to junction where cartilaginous extension of rib joins sternum. Localized pain elicited by palpation of this junction is expected and is diagnostic. Heat, rest, avoidence of strenuous lifting, pushing, ; pulling should be accompanied by resolution in 2-3 weeks. If symptoms not resolve see doctor. ...Read more
Doubt: Read wikipedia...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/shark_cartilage.Get a more detailed answer ›
Painful edge of left rib cage below sternum. Feels like there's some pressure; deep breaths, bending, & moving are uncomfortable. Tender to touch.
Costochondritis: Many of these symptoms together can point to costochondritis, a benign inflammation of the bone and cartilage of the rib cage. It can be treated with limiting exertion, anti-inflammatories and warm compress. Less likely, there can be more serious concerns. Should you have difficulty breathing, inappropriate sweating, or leg pain or swelling, seek out immediate medical attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tendinitis: Sounds like you are describing patellar tendinits. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more
I hear clicks (in conjunction with pain) when i bench press. Is this probably a torn rotator cuff or torn labrum?
Either, both: This could be any combination of rotator cuff or glen ok'd labrum tears. It also might be due to inflammation in a non-torn rotator cuff, or clicking in your ac joint. You should see an orthopedist for correct diagnosis. You at least need some alterations or corrections to your work out, or possibly repair of torn tissue. ...Read more