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How Long Should Costochondritis Last
Some time it take : Long time , acute stage it may last 1-2 weeks but some cases turn to be chronic for years keep going on. No way can you tell which one will short or which one will be chronic in type. ...Read more
What is it if you have symptoms of costochondritis that lasts only for a few minutes? I've heard that costocondritis lasts longer.
Costochondritis, sedentary, exercised 2 days in row, 2nd day stretched upper body 1st. Recumbent bike. No shortnss breath. How long might this last?
Give it a couple day: Lay off the offending exercise, take a day of rest between workouts. Sounds like U just jumped in & gave it all U had. Not the way 2 start. Ease into a program than fits Ur goals & abilities. If serious about an exercise program join a health club & get program from an AT-C, 1 on 1, then join a semi private group, & B consistent, meet new friends & because U R paying 4 it, ,U R motivated 2 con't. ...Read more
Is it normal for costochondritis to appear suddenly? (Upper right chest, next sternum). What is the best home care, and how long should it last?
Costochondritis....: Costochondritis is due to inflammation of the cartilage of the rib cage. It can appear suddenly. If pressing on the affected area of the chest wall reproduces the pain, costochondritis is probable. Treatment includes antiinflammatory meds like ibuprofen and applying heat or cold to the area, whichever decreases discomfort. The pain can last a few days. See your doctor if the diagnosis is uncertain ...Read more
My 5yr old has costochondritis. How long should it last? She has had it about a month. She was seen by her doctor last week. I'm getting concerned.
I've have upper back & sternum pain for 3 year & doctors say costochondritis. Is it possible for it too last this long or could it be more severe?
Costochondritis: This is an inflammation of a joint between the breast bone and a rib causing pain and tenderness. If the nerve running between 2 ribs is also pinched, sharp shooting pains could radiate around to the side and back of the rib cage. Antiinflammatories (by mouth) and corticosteroids(injected into the inflamed joint) may relieve the chronic pain and tenderness. Consult a rheumatologist orchest surgeon ...Read more
How long does costochondritis typically last? It was due to upper resp infection. My first time having it. Taking anti-inflammatory meds and pain meds
Widw variation: It can be days to months, unfortunately. Conservative care eventually and usually gets rid of the problem.. If one could only hold ones breathe indefinitely it wouldn't hurt. As that is not possible, then patience is the only thing we can hope for. ...Read more
How long do symptoms of costochondritis last? Been taking Aleve (naproxen) for a few days and it isn't helping much.
2 weeks: I advise patients to treat their symptoms for 2 weeks with anti-inflammatories and to follow up if symptoms are not better in 2 weeks. ...Read more
Been having chest pinches&pulls since March esp with movement involving chest. Have done echo,ekg,xrays all normal.Can costochondritis last this long?
It can be chronic...: Hi! Sorry you're not feeling well! Costochondritis can actually last for over a year. Stretching and NSAIDs like ibuprofen can be very beneficial (I suspect you're probably already trying these); sometimes, however, an injection of local anesthetic is necessary for cases that last many months. It sounds like you've had a good workup so far (echo, etc.). Did they also rule-out blood clot? ...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
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