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2w later pain in the coastal cartilage/false ribs area when pressed, laughing, coughing. What could this be?

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 (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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No: Other than the first 3 months of life, it is unlikely that you can alter the cartilage shape other then those changes that occur with age (calcification, hardening, loss of support). ...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 taking shark cartilage safe?

Is taking shark cartilage safe?

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

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What is the function of shark cartilage?

What is the function of shark cartilage?

None: Sharks don't get cancer so various sources sold shark cartilage in a pill. How this was to treat cancer or prevent it has no merit or obvious reasoning. ...Read more

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How are baby and adult cartilage different?

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

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Is shark cartilage good for anything really?

Is shark cartilage good for anything really?

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

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What are the benefits of taking shark cartilages?

What are the benefits of taking shark cartilages?

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

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Is there anything I can do about cartilage problems?

Is there anything I can do about cartilage problems?

Repair: Depends on which type and what joint. Meniscus cartilages can be repaired or replaced, articular cartilage can be grafted with a paste graft technique if worn down to bone or smoothed surgically. ...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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Which type of procedures do they do on cartilage tears?

Which type of procedures do they do on cartilage tears?

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

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What can I do if my cartilage really hurts, what should I do?

What can I do if my cartilage really hurts, what should I do?

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

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Are degenerative cartilage and chrondromalicia the same condition?

Yes: "chondro" = cartilage and "malacia" = bad. Thus "chondromalacia" = bad cartilage. This is a term used to describe damaged or degenerated cartilage. Although some causes of chondromalacia may not be degenerative in nature, typically these two terms are used interchangeably. ...Read more

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Can softening of cartilage be reversed?

Can softening of cartilage be reversed?

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

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Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Yes: The anterior (front) wall and side walls of your trachea and supported by rings made of cartilage. ...Read more

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How to regenerate the cartilage in the knees??

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

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What happens if you have no cartilage in your knees?

What happens if you have no cartilage in your knees?

Arthritis.: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Without the cartilage you may develop pain and a limitation of range of motion of the affected joint. ...Read more

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Is TFCC a injury to the ligaments or to the cartilage?

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

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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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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