ChiroACCESS Clinical Review



Costochondritis: Prevention

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Lead Author(s): 

Dwain M. Daniel, D.C.

  

How this evidence was rated:

Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT)



Published on

December 1, 2010

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Prevention of idiopathic costochondritis (CC) is truly an elusive subject in the scientific literature.  Only a handful of studies have been performed that even attempt to address risk factors or prevention.  All are observational.  The following are have been rated as C and have very limited evidence.

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References

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Jensen S. Musculoskeletal causes of chest pain. Aust Fam Physician 2001 Sep;30(9):834-9.

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2. 

Rovetta G, Sessarego P, Monteforte P. Stretching exercises for costochondritis pain. G Ital Med Lav Ergon 2009 Apr;31(2):169-71.

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Peyton FW. Unexpected frequency of idiopathic costochondral pain. Obstet Gynecol 1983 Nov;62(5):605-8.

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Freeston J, Karim Z, Lindsay K, Gough A. Can early diagnosis and management of costochondritis reduce acute chest pain admissions? J Rheumatol 2004 Nov;31(11):2269-71.

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Almansa C, Wang B, Achem SR. Noncardiac chest pain and fibromyalgia. Med Clin North Am 2010 Mar;94(2):275-89.

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