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What are the symptoms of costochondritis?

my doctors think i may suffer from costochondritis?(jurys out) but can it make u feel really tired and weak.... ive been suffering badly with the so called symptoms and also after i eat i have a lingering stomach ache| lately i have noticed a swelling left side of the top of my ribs, and feel very sore when i press it!....i dont think its costochondritis, and even if it is im in pain every day now , it makes me feel weak and tired now too????
Thu, 23 Jun 2016
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I also think that you are having costochondritis.
It is inflammation of costal (rib) cartilage.
Due to this there is swelling, tenderness (soreness), weakness, tiredness etc are seen.
So you are mostly having costochondritis.
Follow these steps for better symptomatic relief in costochondritis.
1. Avoid movements causing pain.
2. Avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise.
3. Avoid bad postures in sleep.
4. Take painkiller and anti inflammatory drugs.
5. Apply warm water pad on affected areas.
6. Sit with proper back and chest support.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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