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How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

See your doctor: Cartilage tears are diagnosis with a combination of history taking, physical exam, x-rays, and occasionally advanced diagnostics like mri. There is no reliable way of diagnosing knee cartilage injuries or meniscal injuries by looking at it. Untreated cartilage injuries are potentially serious problems best treated early and a visit to your local orthopaedic surgeon would be a wise move. ...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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How do you know if you broke, damaged or loose your nose cartilage? What are the clues?

How do you know if you broke, damaged or loose your nose cartilage? What are the clues?

Cartilage: The damaged cartilage part of the nose would be swollen and deformed. An xray would be needed to see if the bony part of the nose is fractured. ...Read more

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What do you think should be done if your cuboid bone hurts?

What do you think should be done if your cuboid bone hurts?

You should be : Validated by a foot doctor. It can be broken, it can be subluxed, you could have tendonitis as a key tendon runs on the undersurface of the bone.... ...Read more

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What happens if you have no cartilage in your knees?

What happens if you have no cartilage in your knees?

Arthritis.: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Without the cartilage you may develop pain and a limitation of range of motion of the affected joint. ...Read more

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What happens if you remove ur tonsils? Does it affect your voice if you are a singer

What happens if you remove ur tonsils? Does it affect your voice if you are a singer

It depends: If your tonsils are small and the change in your throat is small then the likelihood of it changing your singing voice is small. The bigger your tonsils are the greater the likelihood that it will change your singing voice. The reason is that your throat and nose is your vocal tract. The vocal tract is what determines "your sound". By removing tonsils you change your vocal tract and you can change your sound. ...Read more

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What happens to you when you have had all of your knee cartilage removed?

What happens to you when you have had all of your knee cartilage removed?

Osteoarthritis: When cartilage is removed you are bone on bone which is painful and will eventually need joint replacement. ...Read more

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What should you do if you sprained your infraspinatus muscle on your back?

What should you do if you sprained your infraspinatus muscle on your back?

The infraspinatus is: Part of the rotator cuff that externally rotates your arm when your throw,bat,comb your hair & more if there was significant trauma your should see a fellowship trained shoulder orthopedic surgeon. A bad "sprain " could be a tear so early eval is better than latter. ...Read more

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If your knee locks up, what would happen if you just forced your knee to straighten?

If your knee locks up, what would happen if you just forced your knee to straighten?

Potential damage.: Having your knee lock is not a "normal" phenomenon. It is usually secondary to a mechanical blockage to motion in the knee. The most common things that cause this are a meniscus tear and or an articular cartilage tear. Forcing your knee through blocked motion could cause permanent damage. Find a good local orthopaedic surgeon and get evaluated. ...Read more

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How can you. Tell if you broke or injured your jaw like if it tiny ?

How can you. Tell if you broke or injured your jaw like if it tiny ?

Broken jaw: The feeling that your teeth don't fit together properly or that your bite is "off" . The limited opening of your mouth. Pain and numbness. The final diagnosis is confirmed by your dentist examination and panoramic X-ray or CT. ...Read more

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What stretch should you do if you fall and the bottom of your spine hurts?

What stretch should you do if you fall and the bottom of your spine hurts?

Extension: Try back extensions. You can do these by lying on your stomach and then pushing up on your arms and holding the position for a count of 5. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your doctor tells you you have a chronic ACL tear?

What does it mean if your doctor tells you you have a chronic ACL tear?

Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into Regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing ...Read more

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Can you tell if you destroyed Cartlidge in your knee without getting it checked. What about bone to bone in the knee?

Can you tell if you  destroyed Cartlidge in your knee without getting it checked. What about bone to bone in the knee?

Knee pain: A good orthopedist or sports doctor can perform a series of maneuvers in the office to make an initial diagnosis. If it is a serious problem that requires intervention (arthroscopy, etc), then you will have an MRI before surgery so the surgeon can see exactly the problem. Bone-on-bone arthritis doesn't happen at 17 yo. Often knee strain will heal with rest and time, but if persistent, get checked. ...Read more

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What happen if you press your uvula?

What happen if you press your uvula?

Pressing your uvula: Hello. Very interesting question. Not sure why you would want to press your uvula but reactions that most probably would occur would be gagging. There is a rich supply of sensory nerves in this region that are sensitive to touch. Swelling could occur also. ...Read more

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How do you know if you dislocated your jaw on just one side?

How do you know if you dislocated your jaw on just one side?

See a specialist.: A dislocated jaw needs to be diagnosed and treated by either a TMJ specialist, an orthopaedist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have bursitis in your arm?

What does it mean if you have bursitis in your arm?

Inflammation: bursitis is an inflammation in the bursa typically in the arm, you might have a deltoid bursitis, or an olecranon bursitis ( shoulder and elbow) respectively treatment is usually rest, ice, nsaids, shot? ...Read more

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What does it mean if a doctor refer to your thyroid gland as "tipping"?

What does it mean if a doctor refer to your thyroid gland as "tipping"?

Guessing: Hi JenniLegal23 Since the exact position of the thyroid gland isnt important for its function (it releases hormone directly into the blood stream), I'd guess that the doctor meant that the level of thyroid activity was on the edge of either too much or too little...probably too little. But as far as I know, its not a commonly used term with us general practitioners. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more