Articles for tag: Costochondritis

Review of Tiger Balm Liniment External Analgesic

My Introduction to Tiger Balm I must confess, for years I have used a product recommended by my chiropractor, called Mineral Ice. Before that I used BenGay. Both of these products worked okay, and they were readily available at my local stores. Then one day I was at a friends house – this friend happened ...

Costochondritis: The Pain That Is Not Your Heart

There is an inflammatory condition of the ribs and sternum that can cause chest pains and mimic a heart attack. This is called costochondritis; also known as Tietze’s syndrome. Doctors aren’t sure what causes this condition and it can become quite scary at times. The chest area feels painful to touch, particularly at the junction ...

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What is Costochondritis?

Costochondritis is chest wall pain. It happens because of inflammation of the ribs and the cartilage that connects the ribs. It usually happens to people over the age of 40, but it can happen at any age even in children. Costochondritis is very painful. It is something that can reappear time after time. Many people ...

What is Costochondritis?

Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the breastbone. It can be acute, lasting a few weeks, or chronic, lasting indefinitely. The causes can vary, and in many cases, there is no clear cause. The typical person with costochondritis has medium to severe chest pain that is worse near the ...

Lupus Chest Pain: Cardiac or Costochondritis?

Lupus, an inflammatory autoimmune disease, is the perfect con man: instead of presenting as only one or two distinctive symptoms, lupus disguises itself behind a battery of them. Of these, one of the most common is chest pain. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Chest pain = heart disease, right? Well, maybe. Or maybe not. ...

Chest Pain: Could it Be Costochondritis?

Chest pain is always a symptom of concern for obvious reasons; but, fortunately, not all chest pain is a sign of an impending heart attack. In fact, one of the more common causes of pain in the chest region is a condition known as costochondritis. Chest costochondritis is the cause of chest pain in around ...