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Clinical diagnosis: Based on your reported symptoms(history) and your examination. Tietze's syndrome is chest wall pain at the costochondral(bone-cartilage junctions of that front chest/sternum) with associated swelling at the joints too. Costochondritis lacks the joint swelling. Sometimes inflammatory markers like an ESR/CRP are checked as it tends to be normal in costochondritis and elevated in Tietze's. ...Read more
Push: Tietze syndrome, as you put it, is a term often used to describe costochondritis. It involves an inflammation of the ribs at the junction where the bone of the rib meets the cartilage portion. Patients usually have pretty severe tenderness in their rib at the site of the pain. So if you palpate the area you are hurting, and it is on the rib and it is quite tender, it may be costochondritis. ...Read more
See details: You can learn best by googling the term. It is pain and tenderness in the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. It is often described as an inflammation but studies have shown that is only rarely the case. The cause is unknown but it is often a component of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some nonmedication related ways of dealing with constant (1 month+) chest pain that might be caused by something such as Tietze Syndrome?
I've had Tietze Syndrome on my left ribcage for over 3 months now. Is it normal for the pain to appear in my left elbow, shoulder and shoulderblade?
NO: Tietze's disease or syndrome is a musculoskeletal problem and would not cause these symptoms. ...Read more
What treatment options are there for tietze syndrome? I'm currently on meloxican, zonegran & a muscle relaxer. I can't get the inflammation down.
Time: Costochondritis and tietze syndrome often improve w/ nsaids and avoidance of activities which aggravate the chest pain.If Mobic (meloxicam) is not helping your physician may want to try a different antiinflammatory.Orthopedists are sometimes asked to see pts. W/ rib pain.My experience is that this inflammatory pain almost always improves w/ time... Best of luck! ...Read more
I have Tietze Syndrome & the lump is getting slightly bigger. I am also sneezing everyday & it smells bad. Is this allergy or do I need to check it?
Get Checked: If you are a bad odor from a lump, it should be checked for some type of infection. Also if it is increasing in size, or is painful. ...Read more
I am an 18 year old female with tietze syndrome. I have severe GERD and cannot have oral steroids. What would you're recommedation be to do. I have had a steroid injection, physical therapy, been to the chiropractor and much more. What do I need to do nex
Oral steroids no: Oral steroids will not help. It is also called costochondritis. You best long term approach is an exercise and more exercise program. To improve the gerd you need weight loss as well and better overall conditioning is your best long term approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me explain: In general the family doctor will deal with kind of problem, some he will send the patient for additional consult to the orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Sharp quick chest pain left of center sternum. Pressure doesn't aggravate nor does breathing. Tietze? Pcs? Usually happens in sitting position.
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