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Suggest treatment for tietze syndrome

I have been told I have a severe form of Tietze syndrome.....I have been on morphine and other pain meds for 2 years now and I am getting worse. I dont have lapses of it, I am always in excruciating pain and can barely move...I have been told I have to live with it now as the steriod injections did not work, infact they made me worse....is there any surgery I can have to help?
Wed, 4 Oct 2017
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Tietz syndrome is severe form of costochondritis.
Till date there is no known cause of this.
Similarly till date no treatment is discovered which cure it completely.
Yoi can try alternatively ice packs and warm water pad applications on affected areas of chest.
Tramadol patch on affected chest area is also beneficial in some cases.
Anxiolytic drugs like clonazepam, diazepam are also given to see if it works.
Rib belt application should also be tried.
No surgery is available for this.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Suggest treatment for tietze syndrome

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. Tietz syndrome is severe form of costochondritis. Till date there is no known cause of this. Similarly till date no treatment is discovered which cure it completely. Yoi can try alternatively ice packs and warm water pad applications on affected areas of chest. Tramadol patch on affected chest area is also beneficial in some cases. Anxiolytic drugs like clonazepam, diazepam are also given to see if it works. Rib belt application should also be tried. No surgery is available for this. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.