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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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Is it normal to experience numbness in your arm and leg with costochondritis?

Is it normal to experience numbness in your arm and leg with costochondritis?

No. These are-: -not related at all, but 2 separate entities. If a big concern C Ur PCP 4 an eval. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with costochondritis, is it normal to wake up numb all over the body, not being able to move my arms or legs? It starts as a numbing, then as it progresses i cannot move my arms, or legs. I tend to lose speech abilities as well.

I was diagnosed with costochondritis, is it normal to wake up numb all over the body, not being able to move my arms or legs? It starts as a numbing, then as it progresses i cannot move my arms, or legs. I tend to lose speech abilities as well.

Costochondritis : Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone. It is a common cause for chest pain. The condition normally is not dangerous and can resolved with or without treatment. You may have costochrondritis, but it should not be the cause of you to loose your speech ability, become numb and to be unable to move your extremities. These symptoms could be due to a more serious neurological problem. If you are experiencing progressive inability to move your limbs, i recommend that you get emergency care. ...Read more

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Can someone have long-term costochondritis and if so is there usually another underlying cause that should be addressed? It feels like my chest (left) pops when I move my arm a certain way.

Can someone have long-term costochondritis and if so is there usually another underlying cause that should be addressed? It feels like my chest (left) pops when I move my arm a certain way.

Yes, not uncommon: Millions of folks suffer from this annoying condition and in a sizable number the condition can become long term. Learning to manage pain with anti inflammatory agents, heat, and avoiding physical movement that may precipitate the pain, are the key elements. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with costochondritis august 2013 and now my left arm and face tingles sometimes could that be the cause have heart workup it's normal?

I was diagnosed with costochondritis august 2013 and now my left arm and face tingles sometimes could that be the cause have heart workup it's normal?

Face/arm tingling: The face and arm tingling are nonspecific symptoms so the possibilities are many. Since your heart is ok then the best option is to see a neurologist who can evaluate the numbness and tingling. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with costochondritis but where else can this cause pain i feel pain in my jaw shoulders neck and both arms. I'm going thru a big flu 2

Sometimes the flu : Can be associated with generalized muscle aches and joint pains. If after the flu resolves and the pains do not get better, see you physician to rule out other possibilities which are multiple. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with costochondritis and wonder why my left arm aches so much when my chest hurts?

I was just diagnosed with costochondritis and wonder why my left arm aches so much when my chest hurts?

Referred pain?: The aching in your left arm may be "referred pain" - i.e. Because of the way the nervous system works, the problem is in your chest wall, but you perceive pain in your left arm. It's also possible that there is something else going on in your neck or your arm. ...Read more

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Pain in chest near armpit. Slightly swollen. Told prob costochondritis. Starting to have pain/tingling inside of arm down to pointer finger. Thoughts?

Pain in chest near armpit. Slightly swollen. Told prob costochondritis. Starting to have pain/tingling inside of arm down to pointer finger. Thoughts?

Radiculopathy: 20 yo female w. "chest-armpit" pain & associated radial nerve radiculopathy describes a process occurring in region of brachial neural plexus. This could be a musculoskeletal disorder like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or an evolving inflammatory process. The latter would best be evaluated sooner than later. See a primary care physician; urgently if there is feverishness or arm/hand weakness. ...Read more