What Is Costochondritis and What Causes It?

4 Answers

These messages are for mutual support and information sharing only. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.
I fell on my lefe side felt a pop. So so painful. Been 13 days. Couldnt find anyone to bring me for xrays ... Now i have a cough spasms and still hurting. I have to hold my breast when i bend.
Dear, where did you land after you fell? Which part of the pain is now, is it the chest? According to your description, you suspect that you may have a rib fracture, but whether it is serious or not, you must have a chest X examination to confirm the diagnosis. If it is a mild fracture, you can recover if you are absolutely bedridden. In addition, do you have a cough? If you have concerns about respiratory infections, you need anti-inflammatory drugs. I suggest you go to the hospital to check it out, find a neighbor to help, and wish a speedy recovery.
What would happen if you got struck with someone or something with this .I do outher forms of ousto and even when my husband gave me a hug I felt the pop and it hurt for a month or so Dr gave me pretzione. It takes the inflammation but it also has happened when I get sick an could hard to breathe.
Maybe you need to know something about neurosis, also known as neurosis or neurosis. It is a general term for a group of mental disorders, including neurasthenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder, phobia, somatoform disorder, etc. The patients are deeply distressed and hinder their psychological or social functions, but there is no proven organic pathological basis. The course of disease is mostly prolonged or paroxysmal. The onset of neurosis is usually related to unhealthy social and psychological factors. Unhealthy quality and personality characteristics often form the basis of the onset of neurosis. Symptoms are complex and varied. The typical experience is that patients feel uncontrollable and think they should control their psychological activities, such as anxiety, persistent tension, fear, pestering annoyance, fantasy and obsession that they think they are meaningless. Although the patient has many kinds of physical discomfort, but clinical examination failed to find organic lesions. Patients can generally adapt to the society, their behavior is generally kept within the allowable range of social norms, can be understood and accepted by others, but their symptoms hinder the psychological or social functions of patients. Patients feel painful and powerless for the symptoms, often urgently require treatment, complete or complete insight. Neurosis is also one of the most common diseases in outpatient clinics.
The symptoms of neurosis are complex and varied, including headache, insomnia and memory loss, palpitation, chest tightness and terror. Its characteristic is that the appearance and change of symptoms are related to mental factors. If there are gastrointestinal neurosis patients, whenever emotional tension occurs diarrhea.
1. Clinical symptoms of autonomic nervous dysfunction
(1) Mental fatigue associated with mental excitability is manifested by increased associative memories, decreased mental labor rate, physical weakness, and a sense of fatigue.
(2) Emotional symptoms include annoy
Very helpful
I am hurting between my left breast&ribs.. this started yesterday after I threw up from taking my Suboxone!! MY Left shoulder KINDA hurts too, but not like the other!!Do you have any ideas of what this could be ???
Pain is a side effect of suboxone, isn't it?
You may need to see a doctor.
How serious can costochrondritis be?
Not a big problem. Usually it will go away on its own.
Not if it’s coming from another injury or condition. I have herniated thoracic discs 4 of them. That’s just one example of a cause that will make the condition flare up I have been suffering from it for nearly a year with no end in site as my needed surgery is extremely rare. ‍♀️
Lol make that sight
Yes, spinal problems would also cause costochondritis.
The exact cause of costochondritis in most people is unknown. But conditions that may cause it include:
trauma to the chest, such as blunt impact from a car accident or fall
physical strain from activities, such as heavy lifting and strenuous exercise
certain viruses or respiratory conditions, such as tuberculosis and syphilis, that can cause joint inflammation
certain types of arthritis
tumors in the costosternal joint region

Costochondritis can be treated in several ways.
Medications
Most cases of costochondritis are treated with over-the-counter medications. If your pain is mild to moderate, your doctor will probably recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve).
Your doctor may also prescribe:
prescription-strength NSAIDs
other painkillers, such as narcotics
antianxiety medications
tricyclic antidepressants, including amitriptyline
oral steroids or injection of a steroid into the area involved
Lifestyle changes
Your doctor may tell you to make permanent lifestyle changes if you have persistent or chronic costochondritis. Some types of exercise can aggravate this condition, including running and weightlifting. Manual labor can also have a negative effect.
Your doctor may also recommend:
bed rest
physical therapy
hot or cold therapy using a heating pad and ice
...