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What causes constant and recurrent chest pain?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have chronic costochondritus. I woke up a year ago with stomach pains and i guess gastritus, blood tested had H. pylori, and had chest pains. A few months went by and stomach was better but had awful chest pains et. Diagnosed w chostochondritus. I have just about every test to rule out all major things (xray, ct scan, ultrasound, food allergies, rheumatologist, chiro, PT, massage, etc etc, changed diet). I am a year in and no better. Just wondering if there are any doctors out there that have any thoughts for me as i have given up XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pain killers and hot compress will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The constant and recurrent chest pains with all the investigations normal is suggestive of costochondritis. Inflammation of costochondral joints is mostly due to a genetic predisposition. There are some autoimmune disorders also which need to be ruled out for their association like- fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis reactive arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).
I hope you are not having any problems related to any other joint pains and bowel movements.
Pain killers, antiinflammatory drugs- steroids and lidocaine patch are the main treatments. You need discuss all options available with your orthopedician for proper treatment.
Meanwhile doing a hot compresses will be useful pain relieving measure. You may apply a local analgesic gel on that area.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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