Re: Do I have costochondritis or something else?
I am so sorry you are having this pain, costochronditus is painful, mine started in my mid back but radiated to the front of my upper chest. I am taking meloxicam, 15 mgs for about 6 weeks and I still have inflammation, it takes a while to go away and flares up out of the blue for me. An xray will not show anything, but you should see a doctor if you are still having pain after 7 months. It sounds like you popped a rib. You need relief stat! i use a heating pad but my massage therapist told me that i should use a cool towel for inflammation. Let me know how you are doing, take care