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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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Suggest treatment for chest pain

i am suffering from localized chest pain in the 5th to 6th inter coastal space 3 to cm right to sternum even at rest aggravating with movement (even in inspiration and expiration)and slight tenderness at the site no respiratory symptoms like cold and cough....what could be the probable diagnosis and treatment
Fri, 25 Jul 2014
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I have gone through your query.Your problem is most likely costochondritis.Pain while palpation on the area is characteristic.Any how it is better to do an ECG and chest X ray if needed to rule out the cardiac cause of it to be on safe side.For my patients with costochondritis i treat with anti inflammatory gels of Nimusulide or Diclofenac for local application.I also give the oral tablet of same if pain is more.If there is no improvement after that then i recommend local injection of Corticosteroids or anesthetics.Hope this may help you.
Let me know if you have any further query.
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