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What are some nonmedication related ways of dealing with constant (1 month+) chest pain that might be caused by something such as Tietze Syndrome?

What are some nonmedication related ways of dealing with constant (1 month+) chest pain that might be caused by something such as Tietze Syndrome?

Just a thought: You may be a candidate for ACUPUNCTURE! You should seek a LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST for an evaluation and possible Treatment! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

Costochondritis is a condition of rib cartilage inflammation. This can cause chest pain, especially when ...Read more


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How is Tietze syndrome diagnosed?

How is Tietze syndrome diagnosed?

Clinical diagnosis: Based on your reported symptoms(history) and your examination. Tietze's syndrome is chest wall pain at the costochondral(bone-cartilage junctions of that front chest/sternum) with associated swelling at the joints too. Costochondritis lacks the joint swelling. Sometimes inflammatory markers like an ESR/CRP are checked as it tends to be normal in costochondritis and elevated in Tietze's. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have tietze syndrome?

Push: Tietze syndrome, as you put it, is a term often used to describe costochondritis. It involves an inflammation of the ribs at the junction where the bone of the rib meets the cartilage portion. Patients usually have pretty severe tenderness in their rib at the site of the pain. So if you palpate the area you are hurting, and it is on the rib and it is quite tender, it may be costochondritis. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about tietze's syndrome?

Do you know anything about tietze's syndrome?

It is inflammationzo: -of the chostrochondral joints of the ribs. Can be autoimmune or traumatic in origin. Usually auto immune . Maybe I'm wrong but that's what i recall. Keep posting this question & someone smarter than me will give you the answer. ...Read more

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Please advise what is best for tietze syndrome?

NSAIDs : Non- steroidal antiinflammatory medication( ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.) and time usually resolve tietze syndrome and other costochondritis problems. ...Read more

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What can i do at home to relieve tietze syndrome?

What can i do at home to relieve tietze syndrome?

NSAIDs and heat.: Apply a heating pad to the area of discomfort, no more than 20 minutes at a time, perhaps thrice daily. NSAIDs like Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) will quell the pain by reducing inflammation locally. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is tietze syndrome a very severe medical condition?

Benign condition: Similar to but different than costochondritis. Can be quite painful. Sometimes confused initially with more severe conditions. But it is a benign condition that ends to resolve in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on costo chondritis/tietze syndrome?

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 more

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Which type of specialist deals with costocondritis and tietze?

Let me explain: In general the family doctor will deal with kind of problem, some he will send the patient for additional consult to the orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more