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Knee Pain Treatment
Spinal Surgery Disorders
Treatment of Neurological Problems
Treatment of Knee replacement
Treatment of Joint And Muscle Problems
Treatment of Nerve And Muscle Disorders
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Hip Replacement Surgery
Joint Dislocation Treatment
Knee Care Procedures
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Treatment of Spondylosis
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Treatment of Joint Dislocation
Treatment Of Disk Slip
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Cartilage is a tough, flexible tissue found throughout the body. It acts as a cushion between the bones and covers the surface of the joints. People having damaged cartilage often suffer from inflammation, stiffness and pain in joints.
What causes damage to the cartilage?
- Direct blow: When the bones suffer from a direct blow during an accident or fall, the cartilage can get damaged. Athletes have a high risk of having damaged cartilage, particular those involved in wrestling, rugby, and football.
- Wear and tear: Cartilage can get damaged due to excess stress on the bones over a period of time. Obese people are at high risk of having damaged knee cartilage as there is excess pressure on their knees.
- Lack of movement: Lack of movement or immobility can increase the risk of damaged cartilage.
What are the symptoms of damaged cartilage?
- You may suffer from joint pain which increases during walking or when you put on weight.
- Swelling of the joint is a common symptom of damaged cartilage.
- You may feel the stiffness of joints.
- Your joint may get locked.
- A click or grinding sensation on your joint.
How can you diagnose that you have damaged cartilage?
With the help of many non-invasive tests, your doctor can diagnose whether you have damaged cartilage or not. Some of the common tests carried out to diagnose damaged cartilage include Arthroscopy and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
What are the treatments available for damaged cartilage?
Treatment for a damaged cartilage depends on the severity of the case and if you have injured your joint and still can walk and put on weight, you can be treated with PRICE therapy. PRICE stands for:
- Protection: You have to keep your injured joint protected from further injuries with the help of a knee brace or a support.
- Rest: Give ample rest to the affected area for the initial three-four days. After that, you can move into your daily activities again.
- Ice: Apply ice pack wrapped in a towel on the affected area every three-four areas. This will help in soothing the inflammation and reduce the soothing.
- Compression: Compress,or bandage the affected area with an elastic bandage to avoid swelling and movement of the area.
- Elevation: Keep the affected area raised with the help of a pillow to reduce swelling.
Physiotherapy can be helpful in strengthening the muscles around the affected joint. Your doctor may refer you to a physiotherapist who can treat you at your home. Severe cartilage damages need to be treated with surgery.
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I was diagnosed as having shoulder dislocation. Following medicines were prescribed by the orthopaedician-1) COMBIPARA-T 2) MECOFOL A 3) CALOR 4) faced SR and 5) DV 60K. I was told that faced SR should be taken on empty stomach in the morning daily and DV 60K once in a week after food. What is best way (time and combination) to take the remaining three medicines which are to be taken daily.
Suffering from pain in my right shoulder (between neck and shoulder.Little bit back side).And experiencing low BP and weakness.
Sir, I am getting effected by arthritis and feeling pain in my all fingers and back. I feel acute pain when I am idle for long time while rest day or during journey. I had consulted many doctors but no any progress are there. I am taking Etoshine 60 mg. By taking one Tab I find relieve for three to four day. Mostly feeling pain in the morning and evening during sleeping time. Could any body give me suggestion what yo do for its permanent solutions. All the test like HLA- 27, MRI of Spine is negative. Thanks, Pradeep Singh.
I have muscle pain in legs. I can't run fast on cardio and frequently. I need help to reduce this pain. N want to run frequently. Can you help me out?
I have swelling at my middle finger of left hand and its not recovering from last 3 months what should I do? This swelling at start point of middle finger.
Always make sure that you use the therapeutic hot agents when the injury is in the chronic stage. They can also be used prior to physiotherapy or exercise to decrease muscle tension and increase flexibility.