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Diagnosed with costochondritis, taking cataflam, no relief from pain, tenderness under arm, on chest and stomach. Cause?

I was diagnosed with chostochondritis a week ago. Prescribed me to cataflam . The pain has not stop yet has not gotten worse. It is however moving. From place to place. Someday ill have tenderness under my arm or on my chest or on my stomach . I can only feel it when i press on areas. Is it something other the what they say?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
Apr 2014
Thanks for writing to HCM

Costochondritis is usually self limiting inflammation of coastal cartilage that connects ribs to sternum.
Treatment include analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs that you are already taking. If pain is unbearable ,you may take steroid injections.
Other causes that mimic costochondritis need to be evaluated by proper clinical examination.

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Dr.Indu Bhushan
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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