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Posted by: Jacqueline | 2002/02/09

Costal condritis-what are the symptoms and cures

Have been diagnosed with costal condritis-need to know what the exact symptoms are and what the solutions are before taking the action that has been suggested

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- 2019/12/02

Jacqueline, costal chondritis (aka Tietze's syndrome) is inflammation of the joints where the ribs join the breastbone. Although it may mimic the chest pain associated with coronary artery disease, it's not dangerous and is treated effectively with anti-inflammatory drugs like Artrotec®, Brufen®, Celebrex®, etc. The trick is to take the anti-inflammatories for at least 10 days and not to stop them as soon as the pain gets better.

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Posted by: CyberDoc | 2002/02/12

Jacqueline, costal chondritis (aka Tietze's syndrome) is inflammation of the joints where the ribs join the breastbone. Although it may mimic the chest pain associated with coronary artery disease, it's not dangerous and is treated effectively with anti-inflammatory drugs like Artrotec®, Brufen®, Celebrex®, etc. The trick is to take the anti-inflammatories for at least 10 days and not to stop them as soon as the pain gets better.

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