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Costochondritis
Posted by: Liesl
Date: August 15, 2002 3:27 AM

I have terrible pain from this disorder. What can I do?

RE: Costochondritis
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: August 15, 2002 3:34 AM

Under the best of conditions, costochondritis will not get well quickly. Weeks may be required. You must come as close as possible to immobilization of the area as possible. That's where a big thick support bra comes in handy and should be worn day and night. Ideally only breathing would be allowed, i.e. no extra activities other than breathing and getting around very carefully. I suggest liberal doses of MSM, Chondroitin, and Glucosamine. Local heat and rest also help. The junction between the cartilage and bone must be allowed to heal. No hugs until it is healed. Also, no athletic activity. Also, you must remain alkaline - predominately plant derived food, as much raw as possible, no coffee, sodas (especially coke), or alcohol, and no junk food. Get a roll of pH paper and test your salivary pH several times each day. It needs to be at 7.0 or higher. So, to recapitulate: (1) Immobilization, (2) MSM, Chondroitin, and Glucosamine, (3) Stay alkaline.




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