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One day my ear itched and I rubbed my finger over the cartilage flap that goes over ear canal. It made a "clicking" noise. Only makes noise inside when I rub my ear. No pain or other symptoms. Been going on for 2 weeks now. What could it be?
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
I have a ruptured tendon in my pinky finger and a torn cartilage in my wrist of the same hand will i need surgery?
No!: This is very commonly done by many. No long term problems have been seen or associated with it. Generally parents, mostly mothers don't like it. ...Read more
Hello, I had the mumps around 4 years ago and ever since then I have had this problem. Sometimes feel Iike it is very difficult to breathe. I have stuck my finger in my throat, NOT VERY DEEP, and I have felt a flab (muscle or cartilage) in the middle
Uvula or eppiglottis: AS mentioned it sounds like normal anatomy...a guess, since we cannot examine you in this set up. Mumps is uncommon, again assuming you were vaccinated, with the MMR vaccine twice in your life. So really hard to co relate all this . If concerned please consult a doctor soon. ...Read more
It's started only 3 months ago but joints in fingers/toes are so painful, and have hard bumps and hard cartlidge, gets worse daily? What is it
I have gotten my cartilage pierced in the beginning of january. Is it safe to use antibacterial handsoap (i.E. Softsoap) to clean the piercing?
Yes: Any soap is fine. Antibacterial soaps are no better than regular soaps. ...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
Relatively strong: In human anatomy the part of the nose which forms the lateral wall is curved to correspond with the ala of the nose; it is oval and flattened, narrow behind, where it is connected with the frontal process of the maxilla by a tough fibrous membrane, in which are found three or four small cartilaginous plates, the lesser alar cartilages. ...Read more