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 moreCostochondritis or Cancer?

Costochondritis and Fibromyalgia

What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread, constant muscular and skeletal pain throughout the body. It can give rise to extreme fatigue and tiredness, sleep issues, mood problems, memory weakness (sometimes called “brain fog”), headaches, and make you feel tired all the time. While symptoms may vary from person to person, Fibromyalgia … Read moreCostochondritis and Fibromyalgia

Chest Pain, Anxiety, and Costochondritis

Experiencing any kind of pain in your chest area can be downright terrifying. Many people automatically assume it to be a heart-related issue but in reality, chest pain can have many interpretations other than being related to the heart. Many other conditions such as costochondritis (inflammation in the area connecting the sternum to the rib … Read moreChest Pain, Anxiety, and Costochondritis

Costochondritis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a set of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissues which provide support in skin, organs, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, and bones. Also referred to as Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (HEDS) this disorder is caused due to defects in the protein collagen. People with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome have loose … Read moreCostochondritis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Costochondritis and Vitamin D deficiency

Some people have reported improvement in their costochondritis symptoms after increasing their Vitamin D levels. Some of these people were diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency, and there are numerous case reports available. Vitamin D plays a role in so many processes throughout the body, that proper Vitamin D levels are clearly a critical cornerstone in … Read moreCostochondritis and Vitamin D deficiency

Managing the Emotional and Mental Effects of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is an issue faced by a magnitude of people across the planet, especially those who are experiencing costochondritis. Chronic pain can have serious impacts on your mental health. Living with pain that persists can be difficult, but fortunately there are a few practices can markedly decrease the emotional and mental effects of chronic … Read moreManaging the Emotional and Mental Effects of Chronic Pain

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 moreTENS Therapy for Costochondritis

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

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

Stretches for Costochondritis

stretching for costochondritis

Costochondritis is a painful inflammation that occurs in the chest, where the ribs meet the sternum. The pain can typically persist for weeks to months, but can last longer for some people. Costochondritis can be treated in a number of ways, including pain medication, natural remedies, physical therapy, and more. Costochondritis can also be treated … Read moreStretches for Costochondritis