OCTOBER 10, 2019 – I am working on a whole new Costo website, same URL, moved to a new home so stay tuned!
I’ve had Costochondritis since July 2015. My book that I wrote in 2017 is my solid attempt to explain the condition and its symptoms, treatments, procedures and medication often prescribed. This part will be based on the top medical advisory sources such as the Mayo Clinic and American Family Physician, WebMD amongst others.
Next, the book will examine what has and hasn’t worked for me. I am not a medical doctor, but I will tell you my story and what I learned along the way. Everyone is different, but the more information you know, the more treatment options will be available for you. While I can’t get rid of it completely, I have been able to reduce the pain and duration of a flare-up. It took me 14 months to get my chest pain under control and I only wish I had some of this information sooner!
Just Some of the Topics Covered in this book:
• What is Costochondritis or Tietze’s syndrome?
• How Do You Get Costochondritis?
• Costochondritis in Pregnancy
• Medical Bills, Tests & Procedures
• My Story
• Thyroid Problems
• Blood Results that Lie
• The Top Medication Options
• The Autoimmune Disease Pitfall
• Treatments That Didn’t Work For Me
• The Chiropractor
• Juice fasting for 25 Days
• What are Flare-ups and How are They Triggered?
• Treatments That Worked for Me
• Cortisone Injections
• Physical Therapy
• Support Groups
• Links and Online Resources
Below are some of the products that I recommend for the treatment of Costochondritis. These and more will be covered my book. I sure wish I knew about these products in the first 10 months of suffering! The roller helps open up the front chest wall when lay on it vertically on your back. Learn more about these products and more soon when my book comes out.
Lastly, I would like to direct you to this amazing breakthrough video I found on treating Costochondritis. It’s by Steve August (B.A.,Dip.Physio) of New Zealand and its a Game Changer. Although I don’t have one of his BackPod devices yet, I am using a foam roller in meantime, see item below. This was the first time that I ever heard Costochondritis explained this way. In fact, when I first saw the video I didn’t pay much attention because the solution looked too easy. Then later, after six months of physical therapy, I rediscovered it and realized this was the key to understanding the mechanics of the condition and how to fix it.