Orthopaedics Q&A: Foods don’t aggravate joint pain

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

1. What is cartilage?
Kishanchand
Cartilage is a soft substance that is covering the joint. It prevents the joint wear and tear.

2. I have back pain for last 2 yrs and im managing with exercise. I heard recently that eating foods like potato and raw banana will aggravate pain. Is this true?
Jyothi
its just a myth that such foods will aggravate your back pain. Scientifically there is no evidence for such rumors.

3. My son plays football regularly. He gets pain in the right ankle at times. Is it due to the game? Pl suggest ways to prevent this pain after playing.
meera
Probably he must have had a ligament injury earlier that is hurting him now. Ask him to wear high ankle boots. If he is not comfortable with that then he needs rest for 6 months for his pain to settle down.

4. I was struggle in my left leg. I met accident 04.09.2009. left leg knee damaged, what happen is femural fracture. Operation was done. After 15 days got infection. still now I am not walking properly. please do the needful & oblige. regards
Jayaram
Sir we need to evaluate you in person with all your previous records.

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