i was in the emerg room a couple of months ago with chest pain that was diagnosed as costochondritis.
since then, i have started running....and just in the past few days, the pain is coming back.
does anyone know what causes costochondritis? or if i will be able to run again soon? i had to stop today cause it was hard to breathe.
mine is on my right side too, but like right next to my sternum and only a few ribs down.
the pain feels like someone sitting on my chest or something. and i can feel it originating from that one spot.
i can feel the pain on my back sometimes too.
I was diagnosed a few years ago, comes and goes. It is actually an inflammation of the cartilage. I notice that the tissues between the ribs swell
and "oozes" through. Told nothing to be alarmed about, just take anti-inflammatory meds and it usually goes away after a few months. Mine crops up a couple of times a year for several years now. Not sure why.
I have my first episode in Octobre 06,for two weeks.It came back few weeks ago...and pills are not working,ice is not working and I don't know what else to do after 5 weeks of this.
The doctors said it could be stress.I don't feel stress until I get sick...
Does anybody try a chiropractor or a massage therapy? I don't know what else to do...I can't even clean my house without falling apart.
In 2005 i started to get pains in my chest, after having loads of tests done i was diagnosed with Costochondritis in 2006. I am still in constant pain now as all the medication i have tried don't seem to take away the pain. I still have yet to go back to the doctors to seek more advice.
Below is an explanation of Costochondritis which may help you to understand it a bit more;
Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone or sternum.
The pain usually will be sharp and located on your front chest wall. It may radiate to your back or abdomen and is more common on your left side.
Costochondritis causes tenderness over the breastplate and pain if you put pressure on the ribs in this area. The pain is made worse by anything which moves the ribs and pulls on the cartilage which connects them to the sternum.
In order to breathe in and out you subconsciously move your ribs up and down like bucket handles either side of the sternum, so simply breathing can make the pain worse. More exaggerated respiration, for example from coughing or sneezing, can cause severe pain. Vigorous exercise might not be such a good idea. When you exercise heavily you need to increase your breathing depth and rate, so increasing the movement of your ribs. This is more likely to aggravate any inflammation in the costochondral area. But gentle exercise is fine.
Hi can anyone help - so worried. Had awful soreness in chest and right breast - sore to touch and burning. GP say it was a sprain then acid, this was in Feb 07. Another GP said costochondritis. After 2 weeks pain subsided. Now back again and really sore. GP sending me for mammogram and I'm worrying lung cancer (always think the worst!) Surely if cancer the pain wouldn't have disappeared for 5 months. Do loads of lifting in my job - charity shop and using a steamer. Does this sound like anyone else's symptoms. Also hurts when I lie on my right side in bed. Thanks for any help!
Had chest x-ray yesterday and clear - legs were wobbling!!!! So sounds like costochondritis. Has anyone here been given any good anti-inflammitories worth asking for? Really sore at the mo ...
They are going to tell you to tale motrin or aspirin...they gave me Motrin 800 and use Ice pads for no more than 20 minutes every hour and even with those it took at least 2or 3 weeks to go away.
Try not to move anything heavy and if you can try something to relax that can be good too.
I started to go to a Chiropractor since my last episode in May and I'm doing okay.
Thanks Glen - anything worth a try, such a horrible pain. Glad you are feeling better.
Your welcome...they really can tell you what is the cause...they just know that stress can be a factor,a bad cold or moving or lifting something heavy can trigger and episode.Just take care and if you feel bad go to the ER at least they can give you strong pills.