Fibromyalgia and Costochondritis
Updated: Jun 25
Fibromyalgia and Costochondritis – a pain in the chest!
Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage that connects the rib cage to the breastbone. The pain caused by costochondritis can be severe with stabbing pain that often mimics a heart attack.
The ribs are connected to the breastbone by tough, protective tissue called cartilage. When this cartilage becomes inflamed, the condition known as Costochondritis or Costosternal Chondrodynia wreaks havoc.
And for may Fibro sufferers, this cyclonic wave of severe pain can hit rapidly, with no apparent cause and then dissipate like the eye of a storm before returning with even more intensity.
Chest discomfort and pain is generally stabbing, burning, or aching. The second to fifth ribs are the most affected. Costochondritis is often considered to have no apparent cause; however, we now know that mast and glial cell activation a major driver. And that’s why Fibro sufferers often endure this debilitating condition – because underlying Fibro pain is caused by neuropathic inflammation caused by overactive mast and glial cells.
Easing the pain!
We treat Costochondritis by fighting the root cause – inflammation caused by mast and glial cells. The two primary compounds that slam the mast and glial cell breaks on are Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and Magnesium as Glycinate.
So, if you’re suffering from Costochondritis, contact Elixir Compounding today. We offer complementary face-to-face or phone consultations where we can discuss your individual symptoms and recommend a treatment protocol.