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I an 25 year old male height 6 feet, 72 kg weight. Sometimes I had backache from couple of years. What should I do?
I get sprain in my ankle now it is paining much. What should I do for my ankle to release this pain?
Respected sir /ma'am I am a diabetic patient and 41 years old since yesterday I have pain in the backside Center just behind the chest Just for few mins what could be the reason for this ! Please reply asap Thank you !
Hello sir from morning wake up whole day I am feeling very tired and and lazy and now skins color is also getting back and all body joints pain I dint know why? And my stomach is also not getting clear in toilet Will you help me for good treatment (I am just 24)
I have a problem about back pain when I was working I don't want to use belt so please help me how to solve this.
Hi Doctor, 2 days before I drank cognac and after that I drank beer and next morning I wake up with a pain lower back on the left side, and still today on the 3rd day the pain is still there. And this is the second time this happened to me after drinking. 3 weeks before this when I drank whiskey the next morning I wake up with a pain in the left leg toe. Firstly I was thinking it was a muscle strain due to bad sleeping posture but now when it happened second time in a month and especially after drinking I think its something else. Can you please advise me doctor what is this symptoms for?
My friend who is 21 usually suffer from back pain and it gets worse sometimes. Please suggest something for him and also what should he avoid to take in order to get rid of the pain
Hello! I am 23 years old n I am having backpain for past 2 weeks. First I want to know the reason for this n next how to cure it.
Dr. I am suffering from back pain for the last 15 years, and undergone mri scan, says disc prolapse pressing nerves, now undergoing ayurveda treatment only, as a side effect I have foot drop too, I am expecting your valuable advice sasi nair.
Past 1 week I have sever back pain when I bend down my head downwards I have been exercising for tht but no use from tht can some one give him me methods to do what next.
My problem is constipation, pimples. And sometimes I feel back bone pain, hand pain. This problem is last 3 years.
Hi im 22 years old im suffering from back pain since last 3 months I had took medicine but no relief please suggest me proper health treatment for this pain.
I am suffering from cervical spondylosis but have significant controls due to meditation and few exercise. I am most affected at the time of season changes. What kind of food I need to take or say what kind food I need avoid during the season changes?
I am 36 years old, for the last few days I am suffering a low back pain while sleeping, sitting & bending low, but while walking there is no problem. Please suggests.
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.