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I'm suffering from lot of pain in my body and I've thyroid and my legs are paining and swelling from so many days please suggest me something to get rid of it very quickly.
Hello doctor I am Mr. Bharat When I am running then there is no pain in my legs but when I stop the running There is very much pain in my legs What I do doctor? Please tell me.
I have recently noticed that my right knee feels a pain specifically when I sit and when I stand up, I have recently gained weight of about 7 kgs. Its a very disturbing thing to me, can I get a proper solution to the knee problem.
My mother is suffering from spondylitis. Since then, her neck is paining. Yesterday, she used hot water bag, she was relieved. Today (since last night) she is suffering from heavy dizziness. She is unable to sit, talk, walk. Its heavy for her to erect her forehead. Her blood pressure is too normal. How to cure this? How to cure spondylitis? Please help.
My wife aged 39 suffering with joints pain after chikungunya fever in August. She is not able to walk properly. Pl. Suggest how long it would continue. Consulted ayurvedic and homeopathic but no improvement. When she had allopathic treatment had severe gastric problem with stomach pain. Pl. Suggest something for immediate relief.
I have pain in my feet just below my knee after an accident when a car came and struck with my cycle and injure me. Can I surely be fit again?
Is it OK to do treadmill jogging when we have a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear?PLease tell.
Hi doctor I am suffering from low back pain, its like sciatica can you please help me. Which tablet I have to take.
There is continous pain in back due to much weight, what can be done, my weight is not reducing after dieting also
I have left hand joint problem. Why does it occurs. Im left hander. Whenever I sleep on left hand next day it pain.
I back bone is bent outwards. And it hurts while standing or sitting in any position for a while. Waht should I do.
Hi am just 21 years but am suffering from lower back pain for last two years and recently last six months am suffering from knee pain is that related to back pain or what should I do for it?
I am 35 years old. My back bone pain some time. Advise doctor for mri. For suggestion. please tell ?
1. Avoid prolonged sitting for more than half hour.
2. Do daily stretching of your calf/hamstrings/lower back muscles.
You will never have back ache in your life again.
My sister age 31 is suffering from hip fracture from past 8 years in right leg and leg is 1.5 inch short from left leg consulted so many doctors .Everyone suggested total hip replacement .the total cost for surgery they are saying around 3 lac. My point of concern is whether surgery is safe and hip replacement will work throughout her rest of the life. After surgery will there be any complications or everything would be normal. Same leg femur bone is little thin compared to left leg. 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.