​Symptoms of cartilage damage

Torn CartilageSymptoms of cartilage damage in a joint include:

  • joint pain – this may continue even when resting and worsen when you put weight on the joint …
  • swelling – this may not develop for a few hours or days
  • stiffness
  • a clicking or grinding sensation
  • the joint locking, catching or giving way


It can sometimes be difficult to tell a cartilage tear apart from other common joint injuries, such as sprains, as the symptoms are similar.

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