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Causes Of Chondritis
Could chondritis cause flares of aching pain under and around bottom of rib cage, front and back, that worsens with activity and improves lying down?
Unlikely: Other issues are more likely. Have you seen a rheumatologist? ...Read more
Post by-pass surgery have developed conditions causing considerate on-going chest pain. Doctors debating between angina and costal chondritis for 2 yr?
See details: You can learn best by googling the term. It is pain and tenderness in the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. It is often described as an inflammation but studies have shown that is only rarely the case. The cause is unknown but it is often a component of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i may have chondritis, because everytime i flex my chest or bend over directly in the center hurts. What should I do? How does it go away?
Chondritis - why is there hardly anything known about this? I was diagnosed with this wednesday and I have not found much information.
I was told I had chondritis of 2nd rib almost 3 weeks ago. Pain has stopped but hard bump on rib still. How long does it usually last?
See details: A localized issue in a single rib is very unusual so it is difficult to offer an answer without being able to personally examine the area. If it was due to trauma give it 3-6 weeks. If it was not, see a rheumatologist to find out why this occurred and to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
4 mos ago had cost chondritis. Have had 2 recurrences since. Viral infections shouldn't recur should they? Thanks
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