On the mend

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Celebrex didn't work but advil did. Walking definitely helps. I had 6 physio sessions which has helped big time and he explained that it's coming from my back. The fibres in between your spine get inflamed and go through the spaces in between your ribs. I went for a chest x ray and all is good. Taking a break from the gym is good but now I can go back but light weights only. For the pain my gp put me on lyrica which helped me sleep. Couldn't take them during work as they make me drowsy. Cutting down on them now and only take 1 advil a day. Just trialling this now. I do find that when I am stressed it hurt more and in the cold weather. But fingers crossed that I will be fully recovered soon. My original post was 2 months ago. If anyone has any questions please respond 🤗 Also heat bags helped and I had it on both sides. Janey

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    Hello ok so how long have you had this ?

    And what were your symptoms . I am too thinking of

    Seeking a physio. Are you in the

    States ?

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      Hi Simon I have had it for 4 months. First on my left side painful ribs and especially under my left breast it was excruciating l actually thought my ribs were broken. My physio told me the pain is worse than broken ribs and it's the equivalent of a hamstring injury. Definitely worth seeing a physio especially a sports one. I am in Australia. I hope you get better soon. It can come on for no reason too!

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      Thanks. Appears that in the states the

      Doctors know little

      About this. Look up Steve August . He

      Created the back pod . It's a device for stretching. And many have had success with it . I ordered the product and he was nice enough to Skype me from New

      Zealand . Go to you tube and type how to fix most

      Costochondritus . You have not had it long so you will be up to speed in no time . I am using it still and anticipating great results .


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