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I have pain on my back from 8 days. It becomes too much in night. What are the solutions for back pain?
I am having severe pain in my left leg. It might be due to medical tear. As I was suffering from it in my right leg earlier and the doctor also said that after the right leg will be alright. The pain will again start in the other leg. So how to get rid of this severe pain.
After intercourse with wife I feel tired, dark circle under eyes & back ache. So kindly can tell me what could be the problem exactly and what is the medicine to resolve this issue?
Hello I am 39 years Rahul gogri I have a ligament tear in my left knee It is grade 3 It is from last 6 years My doctor has advised for no operation Please advice I have reduced my weight from 89 to 76 kgs It also pains the whole day Please advice.
I am 36 years old my weight is 60 kgs my profession is teaching I am getting leg pains burning sensation in palm can you suggest what should I do every morning when getting up from bed pain is much more.
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 am male. My legs are just like they are not with me. I have taken 1 nemoslide but did not work. My a ge is 18. I have a sever pain in my legs. I have gone to doctor he only make a x ray and make a hot (pati) on my leg. please tell me what should I do.
I am 21 years old and I have pain in my nake for last 2 weeks. I have also problem in my backbone so please advice me some medicines and cure.
I am 60 years. I have joint pain and swelling in left knee and hand fingers. Please advise me homeopathic treatment.
Hello I am 31 years old women. I am suffering g from severe heel pain since 6 months. please get me rid of it. My weight is 67. I am having 2 kids.
I am having shoulder pain which seems to be permanent now. I do regular exercise but no positive result so far. Pl guide. I am interested in homeopathy remedies.
I had got my right knee sprained 2 months back. Now the sprain has gone, but my right knee bone I am feeling week & pains when I stand or walk for long. I am experiencing stiffness in my right knee, I am not feeling it flexible. Kindly suggest me good medicine to get flexibility, strength & pain free knee.
Pain is a common occurrence in day to day life and should be managed well.
Remember the word ‘ICE’ which means putting ice pack on theinjured painful area, ‘C’ stands for compression and ‘E’stands for elevation.
The mantra, therefore, is to use cold compression and elevation forany injury.
Alternate hot and cold packs are used for chronic pain.
Painkillers should not be taken without a doctor’s advice.
If a painkiller has to be taken, it should be one tablet of paracetamol.
People who take alcohol should not consume paracetamol without asking their doctor.
In patients with kidney disease, even one tablet of painkiller can precipitate kidney failure.
In patients with acid peptic disease, one tablet of painkiller can precipitate gastric bleeding. Instead of taking a painkiller, look for alternative methods torelieve pain.
Pain relieving ointments are better than oral painkillers.
In hospital setting, intravenous and intramuscular injectable painkillers are available.
Always tell your doctor that you are taking painkillers.