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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. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What's the treatment for costochondritis?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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, ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the best (fastest) treatment for possible Costochondritis? Suffering with chest pain on left side, breast bone & sternum.

What is the best (fastest) treatment for possible Costochondritis? Suffering with chest pain on left side, breast bone & sternum.

Pinpoint the source.: Find a doctor who will locate the exact source of your pain. X-rays and possibly CT can show if anything obvious is going on there. Injection of steroid can sometimes relieve pain. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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How can I cure or treat costochondritis?

Pain meds, Steroids: Unless there is an infectious component to your condition, the main first-line treatment is taking NSAID medications, such as ibuprofen. If this does not work after 3-4 weeks, occasionally a steroid injection can help. In some patients with underlying GI problems, certain medications called ppis (such as prilosec) can also be effective. The condition typically lasts from a few weeks to a year. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Is there a cure for costochondritis?

I do not think so: The goals of treatment are to reduce inflammation and to control pain. To accomplish these goals, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (nsaids) are used, with Ibuprofen usually selected as the drug of choice. Additional treatment, moist heat, and steroid injection. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Yes: Usually it will calm down with a decent nsaid
medication.
You may need to refrain from heavy exercises
especially using your upper extremities.
It can sometimes take several weeks to calm
down, but usually is not a chronic problem. ...Read more

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I have rib pain/costochondritis since 6 months in my left ribcage. How and when will it cure permanently? I have trouble with daily activities&studies

Costochondritis: Inflammation of the rib or rib cartilage is fairly common. (costochondritis). Consider taking an over the counter NSAID (like ibuprofen) for a week. If no improvement see your primary care physician. Yes costochondritis can last longer than 6 months! Best of Luck ...Read more

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Hi I'm mason and I'm 33. Is there any 100 % cure for costochondritis? How long does it take

Hi I'm mason and I'm 33. Is there any 100 % cure for costochondritis? How long does it take

Cure? Rx yes: It starts with why/ avoid. Nsaids, injections, and finally surgical excision. B sure & see a thoracic surgeon b 4 invasive rx. Good luck! B sure 2 b patient & give each rx time 2 c how u do. ...Read more

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What is the followup treatment for kidney cancer t1a, clear cell type, grade 3? Will ultrasounds work or do you need catscans?

What is the followup treatment for kidney cancer t1a, clear cell type, grade 3? Will ultrasounds work or do you need catscans?

Follow up after surg: The nccn guidelines suggest follow-up with your doctor, blood work every 3 then 6 months. A ct is suggested at 2-6 months and as needed.
You can look at recommended follow up on nccn. Org. Also t1a should have a a good outcome.
I would ask my doctor for the whole plan of follow up. There are often reasons why they might suggest something different than the guidelines. ...Read more

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After ultrasounds, my son's doctor told him he has thickening of the artery in his neck. How serious is this? What treatment is she likely to suggest for this conditions? She is not seeing him again until may and I am concerned that she is not seeing hi

After ultrasounds, my son's doctor told him he has thickening of the artery in his neck. How serious is this? What treatment is she likely to suggest for this conditions? She is not seeing him again until may and I am concerned that she is not seeing hi

In: In order to better answer your question, how old is your son? Is he a smoker? Does he suffer from high blood pressure? Has he ever had a stroke? Does he have heart disease?

Ultrasounds over the last few years have gotten exceedingly good at being able to pick up mild abnormalities in blood vessels; sometimes these findings mean little and sometimes they have significance. Did the doctor indicate that there was a narrowing of his arteries? If that is the case, just like the previous answer, it may make a difference as to how narrow things are and whether or not he is having symptoms.

It is not unreasonable to follow these findings with ultrasounds at 6 months or even a year, but it all depends upon how severe the narrowing is upon it being first discovered. ...Read more

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After having a DVT can symptoms linger even on treatment. Have had 2 ultrasounds both clear but still experiencing calf pain and foot numbness?

After having a DVT can symptoms linger even on treatment. Have had 2 ultrasounds both clear but still experiencing calf pain and foot numbness?

Yes: DVT pains can linger and at times, a medication to be taken as needed can provide some relief that is compatible with your medications you are already taking. Best wishes. ...Read more

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