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Rib Cage Cartilage Pain
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
Conservative care: Generally this type of injury will just take time and conservative care for healing. I would recommend regular use of NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen or Aleve) for a couple weeks, and ice/heat, as well as topical treatments like aspercreme or capsaicin cream. If the pain persists you may want to see a physician about further imaging such as a CT scan or MRI. ...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
One of my lower ribs sticks out a little in front of the stomach.No pain.Maybe from an old gymnastics injury.Maybe cartilage growth or split rib cage?
Ribs: It could be any of these things but I suggest that none of them should cause you any problem ...Read more
Grape sized lump bottom of right rib cage. Tenderness. Feels like a lymph node. Primary care doc said it didn't concern him at all. Lipoma? Cartilage?
Can cartilage build up and create pressure on someone's heart after a full rib cage break that healed improperly? Is there a medical term for this?
Unlikely: But you can have a chest x-ray to be sure --. ...Read more
Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might do it. Pain from the lung, heart, sternum, liver, spleen, diaphragm... Maybe a more specific question could be better answered here. ...Read more
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