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What Is Costchondritis
What causes costchondritis? I have been diagnosed with this condition several times. Can it be avoided?
Inflammation: This situation is usually caused by stress on the cartilage joining the ribs to the breast bone. Poor posture, bending over to study or work (over a desk), lifting, bending and stooping which crams the joints together and other activities (like certain exercises and weight lifting) can inflame these areas. Usually painful to push in on the breast bone or along the edges (reproduces the pain). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Costchondritis what symptoms can I expect? I have been feeling weird palpitations and short of breath I have no heart issues
Palpable chest pain: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilidge-bone junction in the rib cage. It leads to palpable point tenderness that might be aggravated by chest wall manipulation or deep breaths (when chest cavity expands). It is an inflammatory process that responds to antiinflammatory meds/reassurance. It should be distinguished from such things as pulmonary embolism (dangerous) by a physician. ...Read more
Suffering with tightness on chest, along with my breastbone hurting. Does this sound like plurisy or costchondritis. I have been coughing some.
I've been drinking ciprofloxacin for two days and i felt a lil bit of chest pain is that normal I have acid problems and costchondritis at the moment?
Take with food: Try taking the medication with food. If pain does not go away talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Got costchondritis from the gym . I have it not for six weeks . How long before I start breathing again and the chest soreness and aches go away ?
No magic answer: Everyone heals a little differently and has different pain thresholds as well. At six weeks you should be feeling at least a little better. Medications, such as NSAIDS, can help speed up the process and rest (avoiding the Gym exercises you did for example). Best wishes. ...Read more
I have costchondritis the flu and all of a sudden u got the taste of blood in my mouth what can it be?
Another infection: Influenza is often associated with signficant coughing with chest congestion. One of the flu's most common complications is pneumonia, and with this often the cough becomes more productive of colored sputum and sometime blood. All the coughing associated with the influenza or other chest infection can lead to the costrocondritis which is inflammation in the joint between your ribs and chest plate. ...Read more
Severe muscle aches locking joints hips & knees tmj costchondritis shortness of breath severe fatigue don't believe it's fibromyalgia what could it be?
Cartilage inflammati: This is an inflammation of the ribs usually related to a viral illness. The best treatment includes anti- inflammatory drugs or steroids. A trial of advil, Motrin or aleve is usually helpful. Even with no treatment the inflammation can get better within 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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