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Is pain on my ribs the same thing as costochondritis?

Is pain on my ribs the same thing as costochondritis?

It could be: .Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum. The condition causes localized chest pain that you can reproduce by pushing on the cartilage in the front of your ribcage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condittin. ...Read more

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Costochondritis (Definition)

Costochondritis is a medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more


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Can costochondritis cause side pain like pain on my side ribs ?

Can costochondritis cause side pain like pain on my side ribs ?

Yes: The pain could be muscular or related to cartilage. However if the pain has been ongoing for a while it needs further imaging and evaluation by your doctor. See this link: http://www.healthline.com/health/costochondritis ...Read more

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Costochondritis: can it cause swelling of the organs underneath the ribs?

Costochondritis: can it cause swelling of the organs underneath the ribs?

Costochondritis : Most of the time it is a localized condition. Only in severe cases it can cause inflammation of the pleura adjacent to it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possible: Costochondritis usually heart the ribs towards the sternum but sometime can cause pain towards the sides too. It usually hearts with movement and taking deep breaths. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I went to the hospital two months ago for a pain under and on the side of my left rib they told me it was costochondritis.Pain still there..Help me

Mild pain medication: Costochondritis usually goes away on its own, although in some cases it may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief. Use medications such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) and Naproxen (aleve) — can be purchased over-the-counter, stronger varieties are available by prescription. ...Read more

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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

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

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Costochondritis but also get stabbing pains lower ribs and same time they throb the top of my shoulders get the stab hot pain, lasts few seconds, why?

Costochondritis but also get stabbing pains lower ribs and same time they throb the top of my shoulders get the stab hot pain, lasts few seconds, why?

Costochronditis: Any inflammatory process can affect nearby tissues, Irritation of the diaphragm muscle can send pain to the shoulder and is due to the original innervation of the diaphragm prior to lung development. This shoulder pain can also come from gall bladder disease, so consult your healthcare professional for testing and advice if it continues. ...Read more