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What can I do to help unlodge a piece of cartilage from my knee?

Dr. Ray Holt Dr. Holt
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What can I do to help unlodge a piece of cartilage from my knee?

Tough one: There's really nothing you can do. I imagine you ask this because it keeps catching or clicking or locking up on you. Take less stairs to help reduce those symptoms. Eventually it may degrade enough to stop catching or catch so bad between the joint it tears some. Then once the pain subsides it may be better, but f it gets worse the only way to fix it is an arthroscopic resection of the torn piece. ...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 kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?

What kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?

Closed chain : Closed chain exercises are the best for your knee after an ACL reconstruction. Are you seeing a therapist? You should be, and they can show you closed chain exercises. Closed chain exercises include lunges and squats. The feet are on the ground and not moving, the exercises involve multiple joints, and the forces are compressive across the joint, which is better for a healing ACL reconstruction. ...Read more

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What to do if it pains a lot from the gastrocnemius and some times from my Achilles tendon what can I do?

What to do if it pains a lot from the gastrocnemius and some times from my Achilles tendon what can I do?

See physician: to find out what is causing this. Is it one leg or both. Could be a muscle/tendon strain but can also be several other things including a circulatory or biomechanical problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can remove a piece of glass from inside my toddlers foot?

Can you tell me how i can remove a piece of glass from inside my toddlers foot?

See a podiatrist: See a podiatrist. Unless it is very superficial and you can easily grab it with a tweezer, otherwise let a podiatrist do it. ...Read more

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What can I do to help repair and alleviate pain from a damaged nerve in my hand?

What can I do to help repair and alleviate pain from a damaged nerve in my hand?

Depends: What kind of injury are we talking about? Sometimes pt can be useful, medications oral and topical can all be used as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to help heal a broken rib from karate?

What can I do to help heal a broken rib from karate?

Rest: Rib injuries are pretty common in karate and MMA. Initially you may want to ice the sore ribs for 20 min at a time the first 3 days - most important time is right after the injury to limit swelling and bleeding. After that, it just takes time. We no longer recommend wrapping the chest with compression wraps because it will prevent you from taking full breaths and increase your risk of pneumonia ...Read more

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I have scar tissue outside of my knee where i had an ACL surgey is there anyway to break that down also how can I get full range of motion back?

I have scar tissue outside of my knee where i had an ACL surgey is there anyway to break that down also how can I get full range of motion back?

Yes: It does help to start massaging the scar 2-3 weeks after surgery. You can use cocoa butter, vitamin E oil, or a scar cream like mederma. It is best to massage the scar 2-3 times a day for the first 8-12 weeks. The nightly application of a self sticking silicone pad may be helpful as well. The scar creams and silicone pads can be found at most drug stores. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent pain in my big toe from hurting after a run?

What can I do to prevent pain in my big toe from hurting after a run?

See below: Apply ice to reduce swelling and take Aleve (naproxen) to reduce pain. If continues see a podiatrist to find out why it is hurting. ...Read more

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Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem? Please help

Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
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Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury,there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting.There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from a knee injury?

What can I do to relieve the pain from a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day,. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication as well. ...Read more

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In what way can I recover from a heel break?

In what way can I recover from a heel break?

See below: Usually a heel break is either immobilized in a cast or depending on the severity may need surgery to repair and then immobilization. ...Read more

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What to do if i need resources and aid in my recovery from a broken ankle?

What to do if i need resources and aid in my recovery from a broken ankle?

County hospital: Seek out your country hospital for clinic near you that can help provide resources for your recovery. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce pain in my knee because of my patella tendon train?

What can I do to reduce pain in my knee because of my patella tendon train?

The short way to the: Find out cause for the pattelar tendon pain. Stretching exercise for the knee no long hours of walking or sitting in one position and the use anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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I got a piece of glass deep in my foot and cant seem to get it out. can you give me any advice?

I got a piece of glass deep in my foot and cant seem to get it out. can you give me any advice?

Go to an ER: They should be able to mark it and remove using ultrasound. Make sure your tetanus is up to date and ask about antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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The back of my right foot hurts a lot from longboarding. What can I do to treat and prevent further pain and injury?

The back of my right foot hurts a lot from longboarding. What can I do to treat and prevent further pain and injury?

Stretch!: Make sure you are properly doing your warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after longboarding. You may want to ice your heel and try an over-the counter antiinflammatory such as advil, Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Talk to your doctor if these measures are not helpful, or your symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the pain from a bruised/swollen thumb?

What can I do to ease the pain from a bruised/swollen thumb?

Ice lopcally&motrin: If it is recent use ice locally, and you can take ibuprophen(motrin) or Aleve (naproxen) for pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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My left knee nade a poping sign and now it is dwollem like a grapfruit. What can I do to help the pain and the swollen ndone ir do I need to go to dr?

My left knee nade a poping sign and now it is dwollem like a grapfruit. What can I do to help the pain and the swollen ndone ir do I need to go to  dr?

See Doctor: Hello I would see a doctor since you are describing that your knee is swollen and there is pain. I am concerned about a septic knee joint. Especially if the knee is getting warmer and red. Septic knees require IV antibiotics. You should go to an urgent care center or ER to have a doctor look at your knee. ...Read more

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How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it? What would cause this to just happen?

How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it?  What would cause this to just happen?

Age: Tendons can degenerate w/ age , overuse, steroid use etc. " bone islands " are not infrequently seen on MRI scans and often asymptomatic. Avascular necrosis is more significant and can occur about the knee(esp. Femoral condyles) in middle- age women most commonly. Check w/ ors for treatment . Good luck! ...Read more

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I want to know if it's possible to cause a lot of soft tissue damage to a hip joint from falling on it. What tests should I get done to treat the pain?

Get a diagnosis: With persistent pain in the hip after a fall the first step is to be evaluated by a physician. An x-ray to evaluate for fracture would be a good idea. Possibly just a contusion or trochanteric bursitis. Hip pain can also be from a back injury. Not possible to diagnose without evaluation and a work up. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for a dental bone graft from my hip? I am going to have a bone graft done to my jaw, and the piece of bone is going to come from my hip. I would like to have some idea of how long this might take me to recover from. .

How long is the recovery time for a dental bone graft from my hip? I am going to have a bone graft done to my jaw, and the piece of bone is going to come from my hip. I would like to have some idea of how long this might take me to recover from.


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Hip graft: It usually takes a couple weeks to recover from the limp and soreness. The skill of the surgeon is also in play. A good or team of surgeon and or staff usually can remove significant bone with minimal trauma in a short time, lessening postop recovery. Finally, hip grafting is usually reserved for larger defects, the smaller (dental) ones being treated by synthetics or cadaverics. ...Read more

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