Our expert says:
Costochondritis normally is not so sore that you have to go and lie down. High uric acid would rather affect the small joints like fingers, toes, knees and shoulders first. This type of pain can also be caused by referred pain from a nerve pinched at the back or the covering of the liver stretching due to high blood pressure in the liver. I know that you are feeling very discouraged at the moment, but sometimes we just have to exclude all the possible causes before getting to the bottom of the problem. I'll strongly suggest that you see a good GP to gather all the different tests and look at the big picture - specialists tend to concentrate more on their area of expertise.
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