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My daughter plays competitive soccer. Was fine yesterday then reached upwards with her arm and now has rib pain. Could this just be torn cartilage?

My daughter plays competitive soccer. Was fine yesterday then reached upwards with her arm and now has rib pain. Could this just be torn cartilage?

Could be an: Injury to the cartilage that sit between the ribs or a strain of the muscles that surround the run cage. Support or care is ok nsaids ice stretching. Should get better in a week or so. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Torn Meniscus (Definition)

In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more


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Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder.??

Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder.??

Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' (or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor' (SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution. AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest (adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more

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Does torn cartilage (wrist) heal by it self?

Does torn cartilage (wrist) heal by it self?

Cartilage damage: Hi, it depends on the severity of the injury, if there is a big tear then definitely a repair is needed, if the tear is small and the pain is not so terrible and function is not affected that much Physical therapy could help with healing and preventing the scar tissue. ...Read more

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What to do about torn cartilage in upper ribs?

What to do about torn cartilage in upper ribs?

Time: Rib contusions take time to heal, sometimes4-6 wks. An antiinflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen may be helpful for a short time. If your pain is not improving or u are uncertain of the diagnosis, see your primary care physician. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is torn cartilage the same as a torn meniscus?

Is torn cartilage the same as a torn meniscus?

Yes: The meniscus is a type of cartilage in the knee. In middle-age patients, it can tear during a twisting injury, from exercise or simply due to degeneration. The other type of cartilage in the knee is the articular/hyaline cartilage. This is the type that covers the bone, and when it degrades, we label it as "arthritis." If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Torn cartilage in rib cage and the pain is getting worse, it's been 2 weeks. Any tips?

Torn cartilage in rib cage and the pain is getting worse, it's been 2 weeks. Any tips?

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

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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! :)

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

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What do doctors do to treat torn cartilage in a hip?

What do doctors do to treat torn cartilage in a hip?

Several options: If the cartilage involves the labrum, the labrum can be repaired, or cleaned up or debrided. If it is the cartilage covering the bone, this is a more difficult problem and may be treated by a technique called microfracture. The goal of microfracture is to create a "healing" type of cartilage to fill in the defect. These procedures are typically done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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Bad knee issues torn cartilage, what do you recommend?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic sports medicine knee specialist, who may recommend surgery, depending on what type of cartilage tear you may have. ...Read more

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How can I facilitate the repair of torn cartilage in my knees?

How can I facilitate the repair of torn cartilage in my knees?

Depends: It depends on the more specific nature of your problem. For example, some injuries may heal on their own, perhaps with some limited weight bearing, on the other hand, some cartilage injuries, such as a displaced menus cal tear may require surgery for repair or debridement. Your surgeon will be able to tell you much more about the specific nature of your problem. Thank you. ...Read more

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Will more exercise make a suspected torn cartilage in knee worse?

Will more exercise make a suspected torn cartilage in knee worse?

Torn cartilage exerc: Yes it will, don't do exercise till you know the extent of the injuries and cleared by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of torn cartilage in ones knee? Any home remedies?

What are the symptoms of torn cartilage in ones knee? Any home remedies?

No home remedies.. .: ...The symptoms r catching, locking, giving out, needs exam by orthopedic surgeon who can make the diagnosis by exam ; ur history, as well as an mri. ...Read more

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Is a superior displacement of the meniscus root a torn cartilage? Please explain

Is a superior displacement of the meniscus root a torn cartilage? Please explain

See below: The meniscus is made from a type of cartilage. For the meniscus to be displaced (moved from its normal position) there must be a tear. This can usually be seen on MRI if displaced. The treatment is usually surgical if causing pain or other symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had keyhole surgery on my knee15 weeks ago to repair torn cartilage and laterial ligament.?

What do you advise if I had keyhole surgery on my knee15 weeks ago to repair torn cartilage and laterial ligament.?

My advice is 2...: ...follow the protocol of Ur surgeon's. He is the 1 2 answer such questions as he knows
U & the situation as well as the process U R making. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of torn cartilage?

Pain: Torn cartilage in a joint can lead to pain, swelling, stiffness, locking, or catching. MRI scans are best to evaluate your concern. ...Read more

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How long does it take for torn cartilage to recover and repair?

How long does it take for torn cartilage to recover and repair?

Depends: This is a tough one to answer because recovery is defined differently and different body parts recovery differently. Technically, cartilage does not have a blood supply and so does not have the potential to fully heal. Sometimes pain associated with cartilage damage will subside, but it is difficult to predict how long this will take or if it will happen at all. Treatments are available. ...Read more

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How can you fix a torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair of cartilage: We surgically repair torn meniscus cartilage and add prp to augment the repair. We use a stem cell paste graft to repair damaged articular cartilage. ...Read more

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How can you treat torn cartilage in the knee?

How can you treat torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair: Suture repair of the torn cartilage or trimming of the frayed edges is often successful at treating torn cartilages. Every effort to save as much of the tissue as possible is important. ...Read more

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How long could it take to heal from surgery for torn cartilage in knee?

Few weeks...: Depending upon the severity of the tear; and the course of physical threapy prescribed probably 4-6 weeks conservatively. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from a torn cartilage surgery of the knee?

How long will it take to recover from a torn cartilage surgery of the knee?

Recovery variable: As you used the word "torn", I assume you mean meniscal cartilage. There ate two basic treatments: repair and partial meniscectomy. Repairs require time to heal and each type of tear repair has a unique time to heal. Partial excision only requires time for the joint to heal that is dependent on patient age, alignment, weight, muscle development and if any arthritis is present. ...Read more

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Do I have to have an arthroscopy on my knee for a torn cartilage?

Do I have to have an arthroscopy on my knee for a torn cartilage?

Usually- not always: Not all cartilage and meniscal tears are the same within the knee. Only symptomatic (bothersome) tears are routinely indicated for arthroscopy. You should discuss your knee injury and symptoms with your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

MRI: If you mean by exam.
Torn muscles will have a gap in them and can be felt, torn cartilage you could feel but you cannot see.
The best method to do MRI on the knee to find out. ...Read more

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What can I do for torn cartilage and a torn ACL without having surgery?

What can I do for torn cartilage and a torn ACL without having surgery?

Orthopedist: Speak to your orthopedist. Knowing the extent of injury he or she can tell you if physical therapy alone will help with appropriate bracing. ...Read more

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What can I do for torn cartilage and a torn ACL without having surgery? (no insurance)

What can I do for torn cartilage and a torn ACL without having surgery? (no insurance)

Rehab!: Although neither torn cartilage nor a torn ACL will typically heal, some patients may have satisfactory outcomes with nonsurgical treatment. Middle-aged to older individuals and those that usually do not participate in activities that require sprinting and/or cutting may successfully use rehabilitation/pt to overcome these injuries. A brace can add stability to the knee. Pt will be worth the cost. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for my hips to hurt after having hip arthroscopy done to repair torn cartilage?

Is it unusual for my hips to hurt after having hip arthroscopy done to repair torn cartilage?

No: You may have some articular cartilage damage that cannot be fixed with a hip scope. Essentially, mild arthritis. ...Read more

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What are glucosamine and chondroitin? Can they help my tfcc injury by building the torn cartilage?

See details: They are proteoglycans which in turn are components of cartilage. They will not help repair a tear. ...Read more

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If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

Not always: Pain from meniscal tears often settle down with therapy. Surgery only needed for continues pain or locking of the knee. ...Read more

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When I straighten my right knee it frequently pops/cracks and is painful for a moment. It also hurts when I uses stair or crouch. Torn cartilage?

When I straighten my right knee it frequently pops/cracks and is painful for a moment. It also hurts when I uses stair or crouch. Torn cartilage?

Cartilage damage-yes: You likely have lost the smooth normal surface of the articular cartilage under your patella (kneecap) along with the cartilage of the trochlea (groove in femur that articulates with your patella). Seek orthopaedic evaluation to determine if this is the case. ...Read more

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