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Doctor insights on: Inflammation Of Cartilage Between Ribs And Breastbone

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Will 3t MRI be more effective in finding cartilage inflammation in chest and neck, or am i fine with 1.5 t? Any considerable differences? Any safety concerns between 1.5 t and 3t?

Will 3t MRI be more effective in finding cartilage inflammation in chest and neck, or am i fine with 1.5 t? Any considerable differences? Any safety concerns between 1.5 t  and 3t?

3T: For cartilage abnormalities, 3t imaging is great due to it's resolution capabilities, but still the imaging is dependent on the protocols set on each machine. I would trust the radiologist recommendation for which machine to use for your ailment. ...Read more

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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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What type of diagnostics are available to identify cartilage inflammation? Possible inflamed trachea, scared endoscopy will detrimentally inflame

What type of diagnostics are available to identify cartilage inflammation? Possible inflamed trachea, scared endoscopy will detrimentally inflame

It probably won't...: There is no cartilage in the esophagus, nor does the upper GI endoscope come in contact with the larynx or trachea. What symptoms are you experiencing (and where) that cause you to feel you have "cartilage inflammation, " and need testing for it? ...Read more

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What type of specialist can look at my trachea? Inflammation.Cartilage.Diagnostics

What type of specialist can look at my trachea? Inflammation.Cartilage.Diagnostics

Depends: A number of specialists may be able to do that, depending on where you live. Usually a pulmonary specialist or a ENT (ear nose throat) specialist are those performing those procedures. A surgeon can also help with those. ...Read more

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The inside of my shoulder blade is giving off weird pain, chronic inflammation. The cartilage feels like its burning and rotting. Felt thru back. Why?

The inside of my shoulder blade is giving off weird pain, chronic inflammation. The cartilage feels like its burning and rotting. Felt thru back. Why?

Nerve pain: Chronic or recurrent pain in or near the shoulder blade may come from a nerve entrapment or irritation from spurs or bulging disk in the upper spine. If symptoms persist or worsen, see an orthopedic specialist for evaluation and imaging studies. . Lung causes and scapular problems are possible also. ...Read more

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Do walking and swimming help fighting the inflammation in the kneecap and help regenerate the cartilage ( i'm 21 years old , no rehumatoid)?

Do walking and swimming help fighting the inflammation in the kneecap and help regenerate the cartilage ( i'm 21 years old , no rehumatoid)?

No: Inflammation can be the result of overuse. While swimming is a good exercise for those with joint inflammation from more gravity heavy exercises like walking, the motion can still continue to aggravate the inflammation. Any inflammation that doesn't resolve with 3 weeks of rest needs orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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Small lump in the front of earlobe, painless, look like cartilage thing when touch, no inflammation, skin is moving over it , hard? male 22

Small lump in the front of earlobe, painless, look like cartilage thing when touch, no inflammation, skin is moving over it , hard? male 22

Embryonic variant: These are actually quite common. Painless, hard and small lumps in front of the earlobe. Commonly either a cyst or cartilage material. Usually it is something that you are born with but shows up later in life. To be safe, have it seen by a doc, preferably an ENT specialist. They can remove it if there are any concerns. Best ! ...Read more

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I had medial meniscus tear repair surgery synovial plica inflammation and some cartilage damage 3 weeks ago I can't bend my knee is it normal?

I had medial meniscus tear repair surgery synovial plica inflammation and some cartilage damage 3 weeks ago I can't bend my knee is it normal?

Medial meniscus tear: After repair it may need upto 4-6 weeks to get good recovery. So please continue therapy. If your range of motion stopped improving then you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my breastbone which is also around in the top of my ribs both sides what could it be ?

I have a pain in my breastbone which is also around in the top of my ribs both sides what could it be ?

Possible costochondr: You ust be examined and have your chest palpated by your physician. This may be an inflammation of the chest wall or rib cartilages. You may need a chest xray for further evaluation. ...Read more

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When lying flat on back left rib protrudes much more than right side rib have been having left side breastbone pains related? Serious?

When lying flat on back left rib protrudes much more than right side rib have been having left side breastbone pains related? Serious?

Maybe ok: Asymmetry of the rib cage is not unusual and often there is flaring out of the lower part of the ribs. Your discomfort should be evaluated by your physician, however. It may be costochondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage between the sternum and a connecting rib. This is usually a tender spot and is most likely unrelated to the asymmetry of the lower rib cage. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more