I have had Costochondritis for 15 years now. When it first happen I went to the Er I thought I was having a heart attack! Now I know what it is. I do just what it says below ( I add a pain pill) and it it goes away aroud 24 hrs later. I have to sleep up right because the pain is to bad when I laydown.
Hope this info helps.......
What is costochondritis?Costochondritis is a common, but poorly understood condition among patients with chest wall pain. Costochondritis is a syndrome of chest wall pain that is due to inflammation of the cartilage and bones in the chest wall. Costochondritis means that the area of the junction of the rib bones, breastbone, and the associated cartilage has become inflamed. Depending on the extent of the inflammation, this condition can be quite painful. The condition's course generally is self-limited, but the patient often experiences recurrent or persistent symptoms. No specific lab studies exist for costochondritis.
How can costochondritis be prevented?
Though the causes of costochondritis are not well known, avoidance of activities that may strain (e.g., the repetitive misuse of muscles) or cause trauma to the rib cage is recommended to prevent the occurrence of costochondritis. Modification of improper posture or ergonomics of the home or work place may also deter the development of this condition.
What are the symptoms of costochondritis?
What is the treatment for costochondritis?
Ice Packs or Heating Pads
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