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How is Tietze syndrome diagnosed?

How is Tietze syndrome diagnosed?

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

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How to tell if I have tietze syndrome?

How to tell if I have tietze syndrome?

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

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Please advise what is best for tietze syndrome?

NSAIDs : Non- steroidal antiinflammatory medication( ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.) and time usually resolve tietze syndrome and other costochondritis problems. ...Read more

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What can i do at home to relieve tietze syndrome?

What can i do at home to relieve tietze syndrome?

NSAIDs and heat.: Apply a heating pad to the area of discomfort, no more than 20 minutes at a time, perhaps thrice daily. NSAIDs like Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) will quell the pain by reducing inflammation locally. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is tietze syndrome a very severe medical condition?

Benign condition: Similar to but different than costochondritis. Can be quite painful. Sometimes confused initially with more severe conditions. But it is a benign condition that ends to resolve in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on costo chondritis/tietze syndrome?

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 more

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What are some nonmedication related ways of dealing with constant (1 month+) chest pain that might be caused by something such as Tietze Syndrome?

What are some nonmedication related ways of dealing with constant (1 month+) chest pain that might be caused by something such as Tietze Syndrome?

Just a thought: You may be a candidate for ACUPUNCTURE! You should seek a LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST for an evaluation and possible Treatment! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Costochondritis & tietze syndrome, is this arthritis?

Costochondritis & tietze syndrome, is this arthritis?

Both are...: Both are considered an inflammatory condition of the rib bone/sternum cartilage interface. They are considered synonomous. They can occur in many types of arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between costochondritis and tietze syndrome? It hurts when i sneeze.

+/- swelling: Check out http://www.Medicinenet.Com/costochondritis_and_tietze_syndrome/article.Htm. Costochondritis & tietze syndrome are both painful conditions but only the latter is associated w/swelling at the joints where the ribs meet the sternum/breastbone. ...Read more

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Could tietze syndrome lead to painful swallowing and burping?

NO: Tietze's disease or syndrome is a musculoskeletal problem and would not cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Do you know anything about tietze's syndrome?

Do you know anything about tietze's syndrome?

It is inflammationzo: -of the chostrochondral joints of the ribs. Can be autoimmune or traumatic in origin. Usually auto immune . Maybe I'm wrong but that's what i recall. Keep posting this question & someone smarter than me will give you the answer. ...Read more

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Which type of specialist deals with costocondritis and tietze?

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

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Ankylosing spondylitis and tietze are they the same or different?

Ankylosing spondylitis and tietze  are they the same or different?

They are different: Tietze is a an inflammation of the cartilage of the ribs as they attach to the sternum (breast plate). Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis of the spine and pelvis. ...Read more

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