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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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Does shark cartilage is good for knee joint pain?

Glucosamine chondroi: Most glucosamine and chondroitin preps come from cartilagenous fish parts, old squid bodies or shark or other fun fish places. Some feel that glucosamine can help joint pain, for most the jury is still out. A european study looked at high dose very pure medical grade glucocsamine and said there was a benefit. But ingesting shark cartilage is one way to get those nutrients (polysaccharides). ...Read more

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Is glucosamine helpful for knee joint pain?

Yes, but hold on: Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory. There have been studies that show improvement in knee pain after taking them (just like nsaids). However, the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons has a position statement recommending against their use because of a randomized controlled trial showing no difference with placebo. Likely will not cause harm if tried however. Discuss with your ortho. ...Read more

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What do I do about knee joint pain that only hurts behind my knee?

What do I do about knee joint pain that only hurts behind my knee?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments and exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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Why would I have knee joint pain since I have been taking lopitor?

Why would  I have knee joint pain since I have been taking lopitor?

Side effect : Up to 12% of people who tske Lipitor (atorvastatin) develop painful joints (artralgia). This is not an inflammation but sometimes the only way to deal with it is to stop lipitor (atorvastatin). ...Read more

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Rigjt knee joint pain?

Rigjt knee joint pain?

Varies : It depends on wether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an injury, it could be an infection, gout, or any number of rheumatoid like problems. Either way it sounds like you need a work up for knee pain. ...Read more

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What causes knee joint pain?

Many causes: Any time you have improper function or injury of a joint it can cause pain. If you have knee pain that interferes with your activity you should see a doctor. Many young teens have knee pain with exercise. This is a growth-related condition. There should be no swelling or limp and the pain is temporary. It is called osgood-schlatters. It is not serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more