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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
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?
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