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have a pain underneath my left breast where my under wire sits pain comes and goes feel it more so if i take a breath?

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Costochondritis: Costochondritis, or Tietze's disease results from irritation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone. Pain is typically manifest with movement, deep breath, cough. It is a benign condition, which can be properly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Mechanical irritation due to bra wires can exacerbate the symptoms.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
nSAIDs have little benefit as dos manipulation. Gabapenton is often very effective.
Aug 9, 2014
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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Please refer to the research article on manipulation and costochondritis. There are more articles upon request. J Man Manip Ther. Jun 2010; 18(2): 64–68. doi: 10.1179/106698110X12640740712653 PMCID: PMC3101071 Treatment of a female collegiate rower with costochondritis: a case report Terry L Grindstaff,1 James R Beazell,2 Ethan N Saliba,1 and Christopher D Ingersoll3
Aug 9, 2014

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