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do people with costochondritis have a lot of pain?

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Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: People with costocondritis have pain with breathing or any activity involving moving their chest. The joint involved (rib to sternum) moves with each breath and any arm/shoulder movement. This can be debilitating while the injury heals - but true costocondritis usually responds to Ibuprofen or naproxsyn sodium. If there is inflammation in the joint it is called tietze's syndrome and...
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
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this is treated differently.
Feb 14, 2012
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: It can be bery painful to breath cough laugh sneeze Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack can help.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
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