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Is There A Cure For Costochondritis
I do not think so: The goals of treatment are to reduce inflammation and to control pain. To accomplish these goals, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (nsaids) are used, with Ibuprofen usually selected as the drug of choice. Additional treatment, moist heat, and steroid injection.Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Usually it will calm down with a decent nsaid medication. You may need to refrain from heavy exercises especially using your upper extremities. It can sometimes take several weeks to calm down, but usually is not a chronic problem. ...Read more
Pain meds, Steroids: Unless there is an infectious component to your condition, the main first-line treatment is taking NSAID medications, such as ibuprofen. If this does not work after 3-4 weeks, occasionally a steroid injection can help. In some patients with underlying GI problems, certain medications called ppis (such as prilosec) can also be effective. The condition typically lasts from a few weeks to a year. ...Read more
I am having costochondritis pain from three yeats.Now its getting worse, I am 31.Now having pain every other day from about 8 months.Please help.Cure?
See a Rhumatologist: I would suggest you have a consult and blood panel done with a rheum specialist. ...Read more
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
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