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Does Costochondritis Cause Tightness Of The Chest
Definitely maybe: While it more typically causes "sharp", muscular-like pain that is well-localized to the affected rib, costochondritis sometimes can feel more like a tightness. A sometimes helpful clue is if the symptom is accentuated by deep breathing. Due to the normal expansion of the rib cage with deep inspiration, costochondritis pain can increase, whereas tightness due to blocked arteries usually will not. ...Read more
Chest pain/tightness, nausea, chills was given naproxen a few days ago after being told I had Costochondritis but isn't doing anything?
My throat has been feeling overly tight and I have chest pains lately. Is this costochondritis? Doctors don't think it's heart because I am young.
Suffering with tightness on chest, along with my breastbone hurting. Does this sound like plurisy or costchondritis. I have been coughing some.
Trauma being one that you mentioned;
Others include: Inflammation from any reason; Infection, like Viral, bacterial, etc; Idiopathic, where no cause can be found for it.
I believe a number of mechanisms work together and in most cases no particular cause can be identified. ...Read more
Costochondritis. Sitting in certain position when I have to move I have to very slow from the chest pain will it cause whole rib areas hurt?
I have Costochondritis and it's been acting up lately more then ever before. .. I am also a heavy weed smoker. .. Does the weed cause my chest pain?
Weed / costochondrit:
Is it costochondritis and not asthma? Costo you press and feel pain asthma you fell short of breath. Any inhalant can irritate the lung and if you have asthma can exacerbate it. Also there may be impurities since it is not FDA controlled, that are irritating the lung. Try a few days off, also get evaluated for asthma. F/u w/ doc
http://www. Drugabuse. Gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana ...Read more
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
Diagnosed with costochondritis in both chest sides 2 months ago and since had had shortness of breath that comes and goes can costo cause this?
Yes, as well pulmonary hypertension.Costochondritis is a common form of inflammation of the cartilage where ribs attach to the breastbone, the sternum. The inflammation can involve multiple cartilage areas on both sides of the sternum but usually is on one side only.
The causes of costochondritis are not known and may involve several factors. Possible causes include heredity (genetic predisposition), viruses, and trauma (injury).
Costochondritis can be an independent condition by itself or sometimes can be a feature of a more widespread disorder.
Examples of illnesses that can feature costochondritis include fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).
Costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome are diagnosed based on the typical history of pain localized to the cartilage adjacent to the breastbone as well as the examination findings of tenderness. Swelling is also noted in patients with Tietze's syndrome. Costochondritis can be aggravated by any activity that involves stressing the structures of the front of the chest cage.
It is generally best to minimize these activities until the inflammation of the rib and cartilage areas has subsided. Rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and cortisone injections have been used as therapy for the inflamed, painful cartilage of both costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome. Ice packs applied to local swelling can sometimes help to reduce pain and inflammation. Local lidocaine analgesic patch (Lidoderm) application can reduce pain ...Read more
What causes costochondritis because I have shortness of breath chest pain upper and middle back and sometimes my neck?
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is usually a localized inflammation of a joint between a rib and the sternum (breastbone) and causes pain and tenderness in that localized area. If you're having Sharp rib cage pain, worsened by a deep breath and radiating around the side to the back, a pinched nerve which runs between two ribs is suspected. In view of your shortness of breath, an exam is indicated. ...Read more
Can acid reflux/gerd cause costochondritis/inflammation? Also, can you have costo still even if it doesn’t hurt to press on chest?
Can weight lifting and/or tennis cause costochondritis? Been doing both for 20 years. Some chest pain now. Stress test 4 years ago. Results: negative
Overuse: Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage between the sternum and ribs. It is common although the cause is unknown and typically resolves spontaneously. More common causes of chest pain in athletes are stress fractures of the ribs or sternum and intercostal muscle injury due to impact injury and overuse. A trial of decreased training/sport may help but persistent pain should be evaluated ...Read more
Could upper endoscopy w/ dilation cause Costochondritis. I have had chest/back pain & tingling/cold sensations since I had it 2mths ago. How long last?
Coughing: If you had some violent coughing during the procedure (I am guessing you were sedated and would't necessarily remember. Endoscopy can also cause retching. Coughing or retching violently could strain the cartilage in the chest wall, resulting in costochondritis. the treatment is aspirin or motrin. It can linger on, 6 months would not be surprising. ...Read more
Costochondritis: It depends which costochondral junction is involved, also the position you are lying---- in other words yes it can. ...Read more
Have chest pain and pressure. SLE pt. If lay back have lots of pressure and pain. Echo norm. Would costochondritis cause heavy chest pressure?
Yes: I am glad to have the information that the echo is normal because we can see this with pericarditis. Be certain your physicians has ruled out pericarditis. Costochondritis can cause your symptoms also but do you have that also. You also say you have pleurisy and this may be causing these symptoms. You should discuss this with your physicians ...Read more
Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom. Does this cause those SX?
Can bone fracture cause blood clots? Hurt left side chest doc said costochondritis scared I have fractured rib hurts to touch feels Like needle poking
Blood clots: Yes, broken bones can cause blood clots ...Read more
Is slipping rib syndrome different from Costochondritis? Would xrays show it? I was told its costochondritis but I went cause my ribs cave in like srs
Different: Neither can be seen on Xray as too subtle. Slipped rib syndrome is often a missed diagnosis as it is not taught in many medical schools. See this link (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1150226/). It is more common in people who are 'hyper mobile'. Costochondrotis is an inflammation of the rib/cartilage and is different. It can follow a viral illness https://www. Southerncross. Co.nz/gr ...Read more
Why does scoliosis causes costochondritis sometimes? Is it because the ribs are protruding in the wrong way?
Potentially: Patients with scoliosis do have some degree of an asymmetric trunk rotation (atr) and this can cause some deformity at the ribs as well. This could potentially out you at increased risk for episodes of costochondritis. Don't hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more
Diagnosed with costochondritis can it effect ribs in back or generally localized to front? Back ribs more sore than front no known cause
It effect the front: Part of the ribs, but the pain could extend to the back. ...Read more
What can cause recurring bouts of costochondritis thru life? This pain came back suddenly yesterday, does so every year or so. Sternum very tender.
Suspect fibromyalgia: I suspect that this is fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia causes widespread Musculoskeletal pain and pain along the chest wall and the sternum even cause costochondritis. It is also known as tietz-tietztsyndrome can occur in the setting. You need to have your physician evaluate you and have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can costochondritis / inflammation cause left flank and pain at/near bottom rib or is it limited to the sternum/upper rib area?
Can costochondritis cause rib pain all over? My ribs always feel sore! They hurt when pressing on them and my ribcage always feels achy.
See PMR doc: Ribs connect the thoracic spine to chest wall at the costo chondral border. Inflammation here is costo chondritis. Having rib pain as you describe does not fit this definition. See a rheumatologist or per PMR doc to determine if this is a different problem like myocardial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, or rib alignment disorder. Then, treatment can resolve this pain. ...Read more
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