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1 or more?: If just 1 area or more? If 1 it can b from an old injury developing arthritic changes. More evident if u r thin. If many & no injury may be a more generalized arthritic. The ccjct is actually a joint & a systemic process like RA could effect these joints as wellas others. If it is just there no pain or problem forget about it. Seek eval if symptomatic or 4 peace of mind. ...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
Done the Pullovers exercise for 3 months and gained 3 inches to my ribcage.
Is this gain from the costal cartilage permanent? (If I stop the routine)
The area around my r 6&7 rib - the costal cartilage feels like friction or something crackling there, is it "normal "?
No It is not: Costochondritis is the most common cause of chest pain originating in the chest wall. Symptoms include: pain and tenderness in the locations where your ribs attach to your breastbone .Often sharp pain, though also dull and gnawing pain location often on left side of breastbone, but possible on either side of chest , pain when taking deep breaths, pain when coughing, difficulty breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 22 yr. male, I am experiencing a squeezing and crushing sensation in my upper left chest ( around 2nd costal cartilage) when eating food. ?
FirstCheckYourDiet: If you were older I'd suggest you go get yourself checked ASAP because those kinds of discomforts could be due to a heart problem. Much less likely at your age but not impossible. Because it's when you are eating (or after?) I'd first try and see if it is something specific I'm eating that is the cause, The acid from your stomach could be coming back up. So if this persists, see a doctor. ...Read more
Can lengthened costal cartilage (rib-cage cartilage) due to mechanical stress decrease in length after the stress is removed?
Do rib cartilages shrink
I can pop my costal cartilage out by either using my hands to pop it out or by putting pressure on it. It doesn't hurt. Is there a name for this?
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
No, it doesn't stunt: Growth. 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 v cholesterol & 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
Joints...: Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints. Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more common are problems like osteoarthritis - a degeneration of the cartilage due to wear and tear, obesity, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and also can affect cartilage. ...Read more