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What Does Costochondritis Mean
Inflammation: Costochondritis usually refers to an inflammation of the joint where the rib meets the sternum (breastbone). It manifests as chest wall pain and is typically treated with nsaids and rest. The key is having a doctor confirm the diagnosis and make sure they rule out other causes of chest pain. (cardiac, gerd, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with anxiety and costochondritis and done 2decho doppler, ecg, stress test, endoscopy all normal means its really anxiety?Nothong more?
Not life-threatening: Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall. Symptoms include chest wall pain that is reproducible by touching the area on the chest. It also typically hurts to take a deep breath, cough, etc. Treatment with antiinflammatory medications like ibuprofen and heat to the area decreases symptoms until the inflammation resolves. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Mosit heat or ice: Over-the-counter pain relievers. Costochondritis symptoms can often be controlled with Acetaminophen (tylenol, others), Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) or Naproxen (aleve). Mosit heat or ice. Try placing hot compresses or a heating pad to the painful area several times a day. Keep the heat on a low setting. Ice also may be helpful. Rest. Avoid activities that make your pain worse. ...Read more
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
Pain rib/cartilage: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone-sternum. Common causes are : injury & coughing and rare causes: rheumatoid arthritis, infection, & tumor. Costochondritis occurs most often in women and in people older than 40. See also http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/costochondritis/ds00626. ...Read more
Diagnosis of...: ...Exclusion. Symptoms of costochondritis are from chest wall pain, which can be hard to distinguish from those of more serious conditions (heart, lung, blood clots). Doctors first "rule out" these other conditions. If your symptoms and the doctors findings while examining you support the diagnosis of costochondritis, there is your answer. Treatment is anti-inflammatory measures & pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. It gets better.: Costochondritis is a condition causing chest pains due to inflammation of the cartilages which connect the ribs to the breastbone (sternum). It is most common in young women and is often confused with pain from the heart. The outlook is very good and usually anti-inflammatory medicines will decrease the discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Disability means a person cannot do something that a person (without a particular illness or problem) can do. Costochondritis is not a disability because a person with costochondritis can still do many or most of the things that people without costochondritis can do. However, one can be disabled in one's own profession... which means that costochondritis may be a disability for a trumpet player. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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