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Medicine For Cartilage Disorders
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
Depends: If you are talking about a localized cartilage problem such as in a knee or shoulder...Or a inherited condition or developmental condition which affects cartolilage throughout our body. Xrays can give you a good sense of the overall condition of the joint surfaces. However, a focal cartilage injury is best picked up with a mri. ...Read more
See below: Cartilage is a soft tissue that surrounds the ends of some bones and forms both sides of a joint. When it is healthy, cartilage surfaces glide smoothly over each other. When it is not, a scrubbing sometimes painful motion can occur. Cartilage disorders can be arthritic, posttraumatic, or inflammatory among other causes. ...Read more
I think they: They work hard, eat right, do not have many sport inyurjies. ...Read more
Let me try to help: There are of advances in treating cartilage disorders, some already been used (medications, special exercise, agua) cartilage grafts, from the person himself or from donors. Check out your condition and seek consultation to have your problem addressed. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more
Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how cartilage disorders will affect my child's overall health.?
Llet me help: Injured, inflamed or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include tears and injuries, such as sports injuries, genetic factors other disorders, such as some types of arthritis.So you see some stuff you help with and some you have no control at. ...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
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Is there any natural practitioners online here? Someone who believes in giving supplements instead of drugs? Need help with my torn cartilage! :)
Orthopedist: Torn cartilage in the knee for example if causing significant pain or catching and locking of the knee can be evaluated by an orthopedist. There are no natural scientifically proven treatments for that problem. There are some natural antiinflammatories for pain such as turmeric. It is a mechanical problem though. ...Read more
29yrs. Male. Have osteoarthritis. Taking physiotherapy. Can glucosamine tablets help me? Or do any medicines help me to regrow the cartilage?
No: There are no medicines currently that help regrow cartilage. Glucosamine helps to promote heatlhy cartilage and the cells that produce the fluid in the joints, which can help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis. However, at this time there is no way to regrow hyaline cartilage (which is the smooth type on the surfaces of joints). ...Read more
Since I got my injury (multi disc disease and cut in shoulder cartilage)due to heavy lifting, im facing severe depression as I can no longer go to gym?
Always a way to Gym: I understand that you feel you can't work out anymore. But that's probably not true. There's always some little bit you can do. Find a trainer who is well versed in working with injured or recently surgerized patients and they will slowly bring you back. You'll see. Not as bad as you think. If you want to get back to the gym...believe me you can. Just make the necessary modifications and slow. ...Read more
Been having nose bleeds on one side so I looked at the inside and there spots of cartilage showing thur on my spetum. Don't use drugs?
Get eval: Not sure what you are seeing, so it best to get an official evaluation from a trained health care professional to determine hat treatment would be best for your specific condition. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had a cartilage infection for well over 6 months now with drainage, I've been to ER, family dr, med center & infectious disease dr can't get?
Infection: Cartillagenous tissues are difficult places in which to clear infections because they are avascular (no blood supply) and antibiotics do not get in well. You did not say where this was located, but you are seeing the proper specialists. Perhaps they need to consider surgical excision of the area involved (if this is possible). Good luck and hope this resolves soon. ...Read more
I have Scratching in knee cartilage I went to doc & he gave me drug & he said rest for 2 weeks can I back squatting like before after this injury!
I have Scratching in knee cartilage I went to doc & he gave me drug & he said rest for 2 weeks can I back squatting like before after this injury! ?
Follow up...: Follow your doctor's advice as given. If it has already been two weeks and you are having no symptoms then you might be able to resume your regular activities but start slowly and test yourself to see how much you can tolerate. If you are still having pain then you need to see your doctor for follow up and new recommendations. ...Read more
My friend 65 years old had a cartilage operation in his knee 26 years ago, now pain in the bone lower the knee, what medicine with no effect on heart?
Consult with ortho: It is quite likely that your friend needs treatment for arthritis of the knee. The safest medicine to use is tylenol (acetaminophen). Supplements such as glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate can help as well. Nsaid - type medications (motrin, advil, or aleve for example) can have mild side effiects on the heart, so should always be used with caution. Consult with an orthopaedist to discuss other options. ...Read more
If you are born with chronic middle ear disease with cartilage growing behind your ear drum can that cause u to be born deaf in that ear?
The cartilage between the hip bone and the thigh bone is destroyed or eroded, can we replace the cartilage without surgery. Like stem cell or drug?
No: That technology is not available. Platelet enriched plasma is also still experimental. ...Read more
Capsaicin cream OTC:
Sudden knee pain is usually the result of overusing the knee or suddenly injuring it. In many cases of knee pain, you don't need to see your doctor. Apply moist heat, rest your knee and limit its movement, use otc capsaicin cream.
If your pain is not improving after 7 days, see your pcp for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
Cartilage is a soft tissue that surrounds the ends of some bones and forms both sides of a joint. When it is healthy, cartilage surfaces glide smoothly over each other. When it is not, a scrubbing sometimes painful motion can occur. Cartilage disorders can be arthritic, posttraumatic, or ...Read more