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Costochondritis?


#1

Hey, i was wondering if anyone knows anything about this. I believe i may have it and from what i've read it doesn't seem to have a clear treatment or anything like that so i was wondering if any of you may have encountered this and know any more about it. It doesn't really affect my training, i just did heavy (for me) inclined bench and that didn't irritate it, i just want to make sure i won't hurt myself later.

And to clarify the pain is felt right under the skin around the perimeter of my sternum, lately more so on the right side, and i tend to feel it most if i'm leaning to one side on my elbow, not sure the technical term for that but the lateral stress across my sternum seems to be aggravating it.

Any help would be great!

Thanks


#2

We have two young athletes present with it - and for both, it came following sickness (mono). Both came around very quickly with short-term anti-inflammatory prescriptions, but make sure you see a doctor to figure out exactly what's going on.

www.ericcressey.com


#3

Yea, i may have to do that, i have had mono actually, but that was over 5 years ago.

Thanks!