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Costochondritis

Costochondritis

Anyone ever heard of costochondritis? Is this related to the MS hug?

posted February 1, 2015
A MyMSTeam Member

That's what I thought too...I told the PT about it. I don't do any upper body stretching though, I am trying to improve core strength and most of my exercises involve the use of my abs, legs, and keeping my posture in the correct position. I appreciate all of your input :) I do not want to sound like a jerk, but I was wondering what your professional background is. You sound very knowledgable. Again, thank you @A MyMSTeam Member, you are totally awesome!

posted February 10, 2015
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I don't know if the Tramadol worked at all or not basically I just fell asleep. It's been going on for a little over a month now, off and on. Sometimes it's just annoying, other times it's horribly painful. I go to physical therapy religiously and use ice during the day and heat at night.

posted February 7, 2015
A MyMSTeam Member

So I can't get a straight answer out of my neuro. So I called complaining of a tight squeeze around my rib cage it was so tight it felt like a python was squeezing me I could hardly breathe. I called again and another Neuro wrote me a prescription for tramadol. He said it was costochondritis. I have not had a severe respiratory infection that I am aware of. When I get this severe pain I also have numbness and tingling in from the hips all the way down to my toes sometimes I lose complete feeling. I have also explained this to both of the neurologists. Thoughts anyone?!

posted February 7, 2015
A MyMSTeam Member

Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage that connects your ribs, and sometimes occurs after a severe respiratory infection can trigger an MS hug. Hope this helps

posted February 2, 2015
A MyMSTeam Member

Before per Neuro.

posted February 8, 2015

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