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I got my left leg fractured before 1 month. Doctor did treatment by white cement bandage, but my fractured thin comparing with right leg. There is any wrong going tht I can't walk properly as before I m bit worried about it.
I have pain in all of my joints. My shoulders, my hands, my back and legs etc. Earlier, I used to be a fit boy but since last 2014, I haven't exercised much. When I try to throw hard, my shoulders e, elbow and joints pain. When I run, my knee joint and other joints pain. I think I'm having bone problem. Please suggest me something.
Hi I am 36 years and I am suffering from severe cervical spondylitis and lumbar spondylitis some times I have severe pain in left shoulder, back and hand. My question shall I see a neurologist or orthopedic.
Hi, I am having pain at the lower corner side of gluts for last 1 year, earlier I have ignored it because but now days I am playing daily cricket, there is going trigger pain, Some weeks I have stop playing cricket but pain can’t stop. I have checked on google that time I have realized its gluteus maximus pain. As per google instruction I have used tennis cricket ball with exercise its great relief for me pain totally stop for few hours. Anyone can suggest it is possible to Physiotherapy can relief me?
I am having a terrible back pain & my right leg (calf) is also paining when I sit down and get up. Can you help?
I am 21 year old male. I hurt my left shoulder while bench press its not to much but just wanted to start lifting weight again. please suggest.?
Cartilage is a fine, rubbery elastic tissue that acts as cushion between the bones in the joint spaces. It is a connective tissue and enables the joints to move freely and smoothly. It acts as a shock absorber and reduces the friction between the joints. This cartilage could either be damaged as a result of injury or degeneration as part of normal ageing process. Either of this causes friction during joint movement, causing painful, stiff movements and in some cases, even swelling of the joint spaces.
There is also a covering around the joints known as synovium. When there is a cartilage damage, this synovium is irritated, leading to increased secretion of synovial fluid, which can cause swelling in joints. There is also reduction in the range of motion of the affected joint.
Most commonly affected joints include knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and ankles. Other than degeneration that happens with ageing, cartilage damage is mainly caused by injury or trauma including fall/impact, joint dislocation, infection, ligament tear, meniscus tear, and inflammation (gout, arthritis, etc.)
Read on to know some of the most common causes for cartilage damage and ways to manage it.
Age and trauma are the main reasons for cartilage damage.
Direct blow: A heavy blow directly to any joint leads to damage (accident, sports injury, etc.).
Ageing: With constant wear and tear, joints that are under constant stress are prone for damage.
Obesity: This is also a common cause leading to chronic inflammation and breakdown of the joints.
Limited mobility: For whatever reasons (including sedentary lifestyle), lack of movement can cause cartilage damage.
The presenting symptoms of a person with any affected joint would be pain, discomfort and stiffness with movement. In addition to history and physical examination, MRI and arthroscopy can be used to confirm the diagnosis.
Start with a conservative approach and gradually switch to more advanced treatments. Conservative approach includes a combination of pain killers, steroid injections, and exercise (at a clinic or at home). If these do not work, the following surgical options are available:
Debridement: The affected cartilage is smoothened and the loose edges are removed to prevent rubbing and irritation. It is done using a shaver.
Marrow Stimulation: Using the marrow cells, more cartilage production is stimulated. Using tiny drills, holes are drilled to form a blood clot, which triggers formation of new cartilage.
Mosaicplasty: In areas of localized damage, healthy cartilage from an unaffected area is placed.
Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: Cartilage that is grown in a lab for one to three months are placed into the knee or affected joint to allow for healthy tissue growth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.