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costochondral separation diagnosis

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Possibly: Chronic costochonral separation might or might not be a correct diagnosis. Chronic (over three months) chest pain is possibly a chronic inflammation c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
28 years experience Family Medicine
Ouch!: Unfortunately, cartilage (costo- ribs, chondro-cartilage) is very slow healing tissue. Need to take it easy for 2-6 wks & let tissues heal. Wrapping w ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
20 years experience Sports Medicine
When the pain stops: Costochondral injuries can take up to 2-3 months to get better. You should be ready to stop lifting again once the pain subsides and you don't feel a ... Read More
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Pain: Nothing serious will happen except pain You can wear a rib belts Take ibuprofen 600-800 mg three time a day.with meals. Not better ,see a doctor
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
15 years experience Family Medicine
It should not.: It could cause inflammation which could cause an increase in temp; however, a temp is not a fever until it is 100.4 F.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Giorgianni
11 years experience Family Medicine
When Panic Attacks: I would recommend the book when panic attacks by david burns. This disorder is most certainly not best treated with a medication. All the drugs we hav ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Surgical fixation: You are 48 years old and have chronic non healing costochondral seperation. Usually this heals. However talk to a thoracic surgeon and you may benef ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Back and chest: The second rib has three attachments. Thoracic vertebral body, transverse process and costal cartilage in front. If it's separated and moves about it ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
No guarantees: Chest immobilization is the main key to prevent it from worsening.Check online for more info. If you have increasing pain or shortness of breath , no ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Injection : To my understanding, an MRI will not show a costochondral separation. If a local anesthetic is injected into the separation site the pain should immed ... Read More
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