Top
20
Doctor insights on: Tietzes Syndrome Lupus

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Christopher Piller
418 doctors shared insights

Costochondritis (Definition)

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
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

15

15
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

16

16
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

18

18
What does lupus erythematous-like syndrome look like?

What does lupus erythematous-like syndrome look like?

Each person differen: t one time it is said there are 1400 different types of lupus. It can be skin, blood vessel inflammation, mucus membranes, brain, lungs, heart, kidney and a variety of laboratory tests from a + ANA, antinuclear antibody, low blood counts, urine protein and casts, etc. Your physicians can help you or have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

19

19
What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

Similar: "lupus-like syndrome" is a term applied to illnesses that may share many features of lupus (rash, sensitivity to sun, arthritis, chest pain, fatigue) but occurs in the setting of using certain other medications, cancers, or infections. Systemic lupus erythematosus usually has no identifiable trigger and requires a certain number of features be present to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
In sjogrens syndrome related to lupus. What does it mean?

In sjogrens syndrome related to lupus. What does it mean?

Possibly: Sjogrens syndrome will typically presenst with dry eyes and dry mouth. It is not uncommon for sjogrens to occur with other rheumatic illnesses such as lupus. We call this secondary sjogrens and tends to cause the above issues. We still treat the underlying illness and in your case lupus. Sjogrens can occur by itself and we call this primary sjogrens and may have more issues then secondary sjogrens. ...Read more