Bad Posture and Costochondritis

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Bad posture can cause a cascade of medical conditions throughout the body including back and neck pain, trouble breathing, poor digestion, nerve issues and more. It’s no surprise that many people can trace the root of their costochondritis to problems with their posture. Bad posture puts stress on our joints and tissues, causing joint stiffness, … Read more Bad Posture and Costochondritis

Costochondritis or Cancer?

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Costochondritis is a temporary or acute inflammation that affects the cartilage in the chest. This type of inflammation attacks the cartilage in the sternum, which is the flat and long bone in the middle of the rib cage. Costochondritis typically causes chest pain that may last for several weeks or longer. Unfortunately, while it is … Read more Costochondritis or Cancer?

Hot and Cold Therapy for Costochondritis

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Costochondritis is a condition that results in pain and inflammation in the chest area. It affects the breastbone in the ribs, which is the long bone in the middle that keeps the ribs together, often referred to as the sternum. Usually, the pain will disappear on its own, however, it can last for a long … Read more Hot and Cold Therapy for Costochondritis

TENS Therapy for Costochondritis

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What is TENS Therapy? Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, commonly referred to as TENS, is a form of therapy that relies on electric currents with low voltage for temporary pain relief. It has been around for decades, and it is now highly recommended for chronic pain. Patients will use a small device powered by batteries, called the TENS … Read more TENS Therapy for Costochondritis

Biofreeze vs. Penetrex vs. Tiger Balm vs. Icy Hot – Best Pain Relief Gels for Costochondritis

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You’ve heard about them; everyone is using them – topical pain gels are a popular and low-cost method for quick pain relief. No matter how much you try to take care of your muscles and joints, everyone eventually experiences soreness or pain.  This is to be expected, pain is a part of life, and any kind of … Read more Biofreeze vs. Penetrex vs. Tiger Balm vs. Icy Hot – Best Pain Relief Gels for Costochondritis