Pain in chest bone
from last one month n now it has started to increase n expand its area. Wat shud i do
Doctor Answers (2) on Pain in chest bone
Costochondritis usually goes away on its own, although it might last for several weeks or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief.
Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs pain relievers.
Heat or ice. Try placing hot compresses or a heating pad on the painful area several times a day. Keep the heat on a low setting. Ice also might be helpful.
Rest. Avoid activities that make your pain worse.
Physical therapy treatments might include:
Stretching exercises. Gentle stretching exercises for the chest muscles may be helpful.
Nerve stimulation. In a procedure called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), a device sends a weak electrical current via adhesive patches on the skin near the area of pain. The current might interrupt or mask pain signals, preventing them from reaching your brain.