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How To Prevent Costochondritis
No: Disability means a person cannot do something that a person (without a particular illness or problem) can do. Costochondritis is not a disability because a person with costochondritis can still do many or most of the things that people without costochondritis can do. However, one can be disabled in one's own profession... which means that costochondritis may be a disability for a trumpet player. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with costochondritis april 2013 but the chest pain recurrent or still here up to now is it normal or I have connective tissue diseas?
Diagnosed with costochondritis.Blood, ekg,xray were normal.Could I have been misdiagnosed and have Coronary artery disease? Am 20 y/o healthy
Really, really not: You're making costochondritis sound like a big deal. Perhaps it wasn't explained to you that it isn't. Few people don't get shooting pains in their chests at some time. To doctors costochondritis is like the common cold: Can't be avoided, predicted, or prevented & it's benign. Costochondritis is a fancy word for "nothing's wrong with you." My advice: Find something else ro worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage inflammati: This is an inflammation of the ribs usually related to a viral illness. The best treatment includes anti- inflammatory drugs or steroids. A trial of advil, Motrin or aleve is usually helpful. Even with no treatment the inflammation can get better within 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Costochondritis usually refers to an inflammation of the joint where the rib meets the sternum (breastbone). It manifests as chest wall pain and is typically treated with nsaids and rest. The key is having a doctor confirm the diagnosis and make sure they rule out other causes of chest pain. (cardiac, gerd, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually viral illnes: Costochondritis, or tietze's syndrome, is an inflammation of the costochondral junction along the anterior chestwall adjacent to the sternum. It is usually caused by a viral illness, and like all viral illnesses who gets it is hard to predict. No genetic predisposition has been suggested. A strong immune system is probably the best defense, i.e., good rest, good nutrition, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sternal pain: Especially with coughing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Soft kind: You could wear the soft kind with no metal stripes in the front (nursing bra). Thank you. ...Read more
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