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As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis ?

As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis ?

Inflamation: Pericarditis is inflamation of the sack around the heart. Pushing on your chest will not reproduce the pain. Some changes in position will. Costochondritis is inflamation in the chest wall. Applying pressure will cause the pain to increase. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Piller
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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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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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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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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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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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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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