Costochondritis – Junction Inflammation

WHAT IS COSTOCHONDRITIS?

It is basically inflammation of junctions where your upper ribs actually join with cartilage which holds them to sternum or breastbone. What is costochondritis causes great chest pain that can be easily reproduced through pushing on the cartilage specifically the front of ribcage, however it is localized. The condition is harmless and is completely curable. The experts of natural herbs clinic, after years of research have successfully managed to prepare an effective treatment for the condition.

COSTOCHONDRITIS SYMPTOMS:

COSTOCHONDRITIS SYMPTOMS are Tenderness or pain to palpation mostly occur on sternum sides, affects several ribs plus is usually worsened with deep breathing, physical activity or coughing.

COSTOCHONDRITIS CAUSES:

No cause tends to get identifies in most of the cases. However the condition can be a result of some physical trauma (because of strenuous lifting, direct injury, extreme bouts of coughing, linked with tumor, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or scoliosis. In rare cases, costochondritis may cause due to costosternal joint infection as per the experts of natural herbs clinic.

EPIDEMIOLOGY:

It is a very common condition and thus responsible for around thirty percent of the visits to emergency room related to chest pain. Around 20 percent of the visits to primary care physician are particularly for the musculoskeletal chest pain, out of which, thirteen percent is because of costochondritis. The cases of the condition are more observed in women and in individuals older than forty years.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:

Few other causes of your chest pain related to which produced by costrochondritis are heart attack, aortic aneurysm, pericarditis/myocarditis, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophagitis, rib fracture, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis and bone metastasis.

PATHOGENISIS:

Pathogenesis underlying costochondritis development remains unclear. The suggested mechanism of the injury tend to include muscular imbalance, neurogenic inflammation, increased muscular pull particularly on rib, derangement of mechanical structure of costochondral junction or mechanical dysfunction specifically at rib’s costotransverse joint

COSTOCHONDRITIS DIAGNOSIS:

There are no specific tests or procedures to diagnose the condition. Physical examination and medical history can lead to diagnose the condition. While the physical examination, the physician will carefully inspect plus palpate for the areas of tenderness or swelling, and can also reproduce the associated pain with the condition by moving your arms of rib cage. The factor which tends to help differentiating the condition from Tietze’s syndrome is basically the pain location on sternum. Since contochondritis normally affects the 3rd, 4th and 5th costosternal joints whereas in Tietze’s syndrome, the 2nd or 3rd costosternal joint are affected.

COSTOCHONDRITIS TREATMENT:

SELFCARE:

In order to relieve pain, ice or local heat can help you ease the pain. Avoid exercises which are necessary since they can make your symptoms worse, in addition to this, avoid contact sports.

Your doctor will suggest you pain relievers’ for instance nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications which can help you relieve pain temporary. Steroid injection and local anesthetic can be given in case of extreme cases. Sore cartilage can be surgically removed in case of no response to the medical treatment. All in all, the such treatments tend to prove you temporary relieve from the condition, remember, it is completely curable, hence your only answer lies in herbal treatment!

Natural herbs clinic offers costochondritis treatment which can effectively and efficiently treat the condition, the product is prepared using hundred percent natural ingredients, means no possible or hidden side effects can be expected from the treatment.

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