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Prevention and Prognosis of Costochondritis

Last Updated on Dec 31, 2019
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Prevention and Prognosis of Costochondritis

Preventing repetitive misuse of muscles, sticking to healthy postures or better ergonomics of the home or workplaces help to reduce Costochondritis.

Healthy Posture can Prevent Costochondritis

Prevention

Since the exact cause responsible for Costochondritis is not known, it may not be possible to eliminate the ailment. Preventing repetitive misuse of muscles, sticking to healthy postures or better ergonomics of the home or workplaces are practices that help to reduce Costochondritis.

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Prognosis

The prognosis for patients with Costochondritis is excellent. Noninfectious Costochondritis will go away on its own while infectious one takes a longer time for perfect recovery.(6 Trusted Source
What You Need To Know About Costochondritis

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References:

  1. Costochondritis - (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/costochondritis/)
  2. What Is Costochondritis? - (https://www.emedicinehealth.com/costochondritis/article_em.htm#what_is_costochondritis)
  3. Costochondritis - An Overview - (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/costochondritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20371175)
  4. Costochondritis: Diagnosis and Treatment - (https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0915/p617.html)
  5. Prevention of Costochondritis - (https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/costochondritis)
  6. What You Need To Know About Costochondritis - (https://www.rchsd.org/health-articles/costochondritis-2/)

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Steve_August_NZphysio

I'd like to present a New Zealand manual physiotherapy view of costochondritis - because we do not find it mysterious, idiopathic or difficult to fix. One or some of the costovertebral joints [where the ribs hinge onto the spine] are jammed/frozen/hypomobile. This requires the more delicate sternocostal joints (where the ribs hinge onto the breastbone) to work excessively, just to allow breathing. So they strain, get irritated, then inflamed - and there's your costochondritis. Please note this is the ONLY explanation accounting for such a specific pain and inflammation.

bernardblatte

Costochondritis is an intense condition of the midsection divider. Costochondritis Treatment normally includes moderate techniques, for instance, the use of ice or warmth in the impacted area as a measure to soothe the manifestations.

mak815

Anti-Inflammatory Medications Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications [e.g. Motrin, Advil] help with two aspects of costochondritis.

Bakhaa

Thank you Nithin and Simi - I think this is a succinct, useful summary for a patient or physician to follow. It is appreciated. I think it would be worthwhile adding in a few images and re-inforcing the need to rule out cardiac or aortic or pulmonary causes [ischemia / myocarditis / pericarditis / aotic dissection / Pulmonary emboli] first before making the diagnosis of costochondritis. Some rule out tests such as the ECG (already mentioned) and bloods such as troponin, D-Dimer, C reactive protein, CK would be sensible to add to the article. Best wishes and Keep up the good work. Dr Ameet Bakhai, MBBS, MD, FRCP - London, England www,heartconsultant.co.uk

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