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How I wil get relief by my leg pain under the knee Daily I use to stand for 8 hour its my job, so tell me if there is any solution.
I have been suffering from necklace pain and back pain from the past 1 months. What should I do to get cure?
I have severe back pain since 1 year now the pain increased and now I cannot stand for more time, I can't sleep well. What should I do? My mother said the pain is because, I am going to the gym.
I got a ligament tear in my ankle around a year back. But it healed on its own. Now whenever I extend my ankle beyond a certain distance while playing it tears again. It had healed 3-4 times but it is not happening this time? What should I do?
I have a lot of headache and also getting back pain please consult me how to feel better to get relief.
I m 22years old grl. I suffer backpain. About one month. I am faced backpain problem. Whn I sit n study. Wht should I do.
My back hands legs always when I sleep when I work I feel ok. I had one daughter born by operation. Get tiredfast seen on my face.
I am suffering from severe hand pain for last 2 Weeks. I was used a lot of tablets but there is no cure for my pain. Can you give a suggestion for that please.
I have frequently pain my left leg and muscle and it is continuously specially morning , few time I take pain killer but I want permanent solution please help me.
Hi. Doctor, my father recently fall down in a bathroom so his wrist bone was broke down so suggest me what to do nd what type of treatment is better to quickly cure.
I am a beginner in gym. I soon get pains in my joint. But I take protein. But still why do I get pain. My age is 24.
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.
I had fallen down on both my knees on a hard surface 1 week before (12/3/2016) and had pain in my knees for 2-3 days. After a week, now when I exercise (sit ups), I feel pain in my left kneeCap I am a wicket Keeper for a local team and thus this problem is creating difficulty in keeping the wickets So, Please HELP.
Hi, this question is for my aunty. She has weight of 100 kgs for more than 10 years. She tried to loss her weight many times by eating less and exercising but no use of it. And she also has knee pain. She need some advice.
Sir, I am suffering from backache and a very unbearable pain in my neck. I had been doing push ups and some strength exercises without any supervision of a professional trainer but I paused those due to my exams coming next months causing me to focus on studies. And I am not able to sit properly. I also think that during my exercise I hurt me with a cramp causing a huge pain form my neck to left shoulder to left hand's fingers. Please just provide me with some remedies.
Stress can be physical or mental. Physical stress is due to long and continuous physical activities like walking, jogging, travelling, cycling. Mental stress is mainly because of financial tension or relationship distress. Both types of stress cause similar damages to body. Stress is the main underlying cause behind diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, thyroid, diabetes, kidney disease, peptic ulcer, bleeding disorders, cancer, recurrent infections etc.
Finding out the reason of stress and removal of cause of stress should be the main line of treatment of such diseases.