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Costochondritis treatment
I am having terrible pain in rub cage and un back, I have consulted orthopaedic doctors, physiotherapist as well has done acupuncture, but pain is not going only. Please suggest good treatment for it.
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Dr. Anuradha Sharma (PT)
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Agree with dr chetan
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Dr. Subodh Kumar Mahato
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Need futher information on ribs involved, and severity.
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If it's recent, start with ice pack and brace and followed by breathing exercise. If it's old case, Hot fomentation and breathing exercise with/without upper limb involvement.
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Avoid lying prone with pillow under chest. Start with wall push up once pain is neutralised. And further progression with physios supervision.
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Dr. Chethan R S
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Hi..... The treatments for costochondritis are painkillers (analgesics) and anti-inflammatory medications. Often, only simple analgesics are needed..... In extreme cases, an intercostal nerve block can be performed .... This involves injection of a local anaesthetic medicine around the painful ribs, to block the nearby intercostal nerve.... This sort of injection temporarily disrupts nerve impulses to stop the pain. Nerve blocks can last several weeks or months. In repeated severe cases of costochondritis, a series of these injections can be given to permanently destroy the nerve causing the pain.
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Dr. Umesh Solanki (PT)
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Need physical assessment and subjective assessment. Palpation and X-ray image. To come to a diagnosis and select treatment approach.
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