It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Costochondritis Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-18-2001, 04:34 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: upstate NY, USA
Posts: 157
terri48 HB User
Post Costochondritis (rib pain) or heat?

I have fibro and for the past 6 months have costochondritis. My doctor took a chest x ray to rule out anything else. My rheumatologist says use heat, but another doctor says ice packs. Does anyone ele get this, and what does your dr. recommend?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-18-2001, 05:45 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,038
korken HB User

Terri, I get shots in my chest and back. We personnaly find heat very helpful. We know they say not to sleep on a heating pad. We have for years used the under sheet heater. It's a heated matress cover. We also use the heating pad when the other isn't hot enough or the rest of us is too hot. My husband has FMS and other back problems and I have FMS, CFS, and spinnal degeneration. It is a trial and error process to find what works for you. Take care and good luck, Kim

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-19-2001, 04:44 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Peoria, AZ, USA
Posts: 263
Allen HB User

Terri: I have experimented with both ice and heat for my muscular pain. Usually the heat helps my muscles stretch out and not become hard. With my joint pains(from arthritis)I often sat on an ice pack(yes, it did look silly, but who cares if it works?). Get well, ya hear? al

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Hi all ,costochondritis Shardanomspa Costochondritis 46 05-12-2011 12:17 AM
What kind of Dr should I go to for 3rd opinion (costochondritis related)? Stabevrian Costochondritis 14 03-25-2010 07:36 PM
Costochondritis: Chest Pain Lenin Costochondritis 2 07-09-2007 11:51 AM
could somebody please explain what costochondritis is? aim4relief Costochondritis 3 12-23-2006 07:09 AM
TMJ and Costochondritis? Paulk Costochondritis 3 05-23-2006 07:38 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:50 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!