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Doctor insights on: Ultrasound Treatment For Costochondritis

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Is there a treatment for costochondritis/rib pain?

Is there a treatment for costochondritis/rib pain?

NSAIDs: Many will improve with aspirin, ibuprofen, Naproxen (all over the counter); there are also prescription anti-inflammatory medications. If you use the over the counter, read the package instructions and warning. See your primary provider if it does not get better.

Dr. Michael Gabor
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What's the treatment for costochondritis?

NSAIDs: A common treatment is Ibuprofen which treats the inflammation that causes the pain.

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My Dr has diagnosed me with Costochondritis. What is Costochondritis in simple terms and what should I avoid and for how long also what's treatment?

My Dr has diagnosed me with Costochondritis. What is Costochondritis in simple terms and what should I avoid and for how long also what's treatment?

Inflammation: The condition is an inflammation of the soft tissue at the edge of the ribs. Usually treated. With anti inflammation medicine, possibly exercises. Can take 2-4 weeks to resolve.

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Can they detect costochondritis with a abdomen ultrasound? I was complaining about rib pain got an ultrasound & they detected costochondritis

Can they detect costochondritis with a abdomen ultrasound? I was complaining about rib pain got an ultrasound & they detected costochondritis

Yes,: Ultrasound can detect costochondritis. This anatomic region wouldn't normally be included in an ultrasound abdomen survey, but if you had pain in that specific location, they might have looked there,

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What is the best treatment for costochondritis if I cannot take anti-inflammatory medications due to chronic kidney disease?

What is the best treatment for costochondritis if I cannot take anti-inflammatory medications due to chronic kidney disease?

Topical Ice: Initially topical ice is probably the best choice. If after a few days this is not resolving, a doctor with the appropriate training could consider doing a steroid injection in the affected cartilage.

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Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis?

Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis?

Yes, but: These symptoms could also be more serious. These symptoms could be due to clot in the pulmonary arteries (pulmonary embolism) or abnormal blood flow to the heart. The additional patient information listed with your question implies recent workup with d-dimer, ECG and chest xr, so maybe you have already been seen. If you have not yet, please see your doctor or go to the emergency department.

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Need legit info about costochondritis and treatments?

Need legit info about costochondritis and treatments?

Rib/breastbone joint: Costochondritis is pain in the joints where your ribs meet your breastbone. Causes: heavy lifting or intense exercise; any illness with lots of coughing/sneezing; blow to your chest. Local treatments include creams [over the counter capsaicin, Aspirin or rx diclofenac], Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen or prescription pain relievers. Gentle stretching or heating pads may also help.

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What kind of physical therapy good for costochondritis?

What kind of physical therapy good for costochondritis?

Costochondritis: Consider gentle massage, modalities, progressive flexibility, and stabilization approach.

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Could acupuncture or massage therapy help with costochondritis pain? It's been 2 months now and I don't want to contintue taking so much pain meds

Yes: Costochondritis inflammation can be reduced through placement of localized needles and use of major acupuncture points. I am often able to relieve the pain of a fractured rib with one ear "rib point". No, seriously - 1 needle. I am amazed every time - so are the patients. I wish I knew more about acupuncture when my rib was broken.

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I have costochondritus and Advil never helps which seems so odd since every doctor says that is best treatment. Aleve (naproxen) helps tiny but not much, why?

I have costochondritus and Advil never helps which seems so odd since every doctor says that is best treatment. Aleve (naproxen) helps tiny but not much, why?

It never works: Even though doctors always suggest advil (ibuprofen) or a similar med I agree with you. As a rheumatologist I have found agents such as gabapenton to be much more effective.

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Is ultrasound treatment effective for heal spur? Why is it do painful?

Is ultrasound treatment effective for heal spur? Why is it do painful?

It is inflammation.: Ultrasound is effective in diagnosing plantar fasciitis, a condition often associated with heel spur. Ultrasound has also been used, with varying degrees of success, for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. There is some question whether ultrasound alone is an effective way to treat this condition. The inflamed fascia is what typically causes the pain as spurs may or may not be present at the time

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If epiddymitis has cleared away after 3 months without any treatment, could it have still left some damage despite a normal ultrasound?

If epiddymitis has cleared away after 3 months without any treatment, could it have still left some damage despite a normal ultrasound?

Yes, afraid so: Sperm are about the size of a red blood cell, 5-7 microns. US IS good but cannot detect damage in a tube system that transports sperm cells. It is likely the epididymis will be ok. In Urology we say epididymitis once, 50 to60 % chance of 2nd attack. Have it twice, about 100% chance of 3rd time. Wear a supporter when working and never do heavy weights with a full bladder. Get to doc fast.

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Broad based disc osteophyte complexes at levels c3-c7, efface the dural sac. Mild reversal of curvature. Conservative treatment hasn't helped. Severe pain? Please help! Only 28yo. Ultrasound tech.

Injections w/ PT: Sorry to hear about your pain. If conservative treatment had already failed, I would consider epidural steroid injections along with physical therapy. It may free you up to get more out of pt. Avoid high velocity manipulation w those osteophytes. Also avoid surgery as long as possible. If epidural does not help at all, may be facet related, blocks with subsequent rfa may benefit from well.

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Is an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?

Is an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?

Yes: Gallstones are usually cholesterol and not calcified therefore no visible by x-Ray. Gallstones can get in common bile duct and cause obstruction and also can cause rarely cause intestinal obstruction

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Is resonance guided focused ultrasound a good treatment for adenomyosis? Suffering from adenomyosis n hope could retain uterus. Tq.

Is resonance guided focused ultrasound a good treatment for adenomyosis? Suffering from adenomyosis n hope could retain uterus. Tq.

Depends: It depends on how the mass has grown- but the ultrasound can heat and kill the cells just like radio-ablation can. You need to see a gynecology specialist.

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Is there an OTC cure for costochondritis pain?

Is there an OTC cure for costochondritis pain?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage that connects your breastbone to your ribs. It can be effectively treated with nsaids, such as Ibuprofen (advil) or naprosyn (naproxen) (aleve). Application of ice may be helpful at relieving symptoms. Good luck!

Dr. Christopher Piller
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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