... I have that and basically it feels like arthritis in the chest. I first discovered it years ago after sleeping on a hard surface for too long. My chest ached so bad it hurt to breath. ... (31 replies)
... all day and when my husband looked at me he felt I needed to go to A and E, when they did all the usual tests they put it down to the fact that I have psoriatic arthritis in most of my joints, and had gone to my chest and ribs. ... (4 replies)
... It's called Costochondritis.....inflammation of the cartilages that span the ribs to the breast bone......it's part of osteoarthritis but not everyone gets it. ... (2 replies)
... I've had costochondritis for years...at least 25...and it helps if you realize one thing. Everyone thinks the ribs and breast bone are all together and one unit but it isn't. The ribs attach by cartilage and that is why when you breathe, the ribs expand. ... (31 replies)
... inflammation of the cartilage of the ribs which can be most painful. ... (31 replies)
... The medical term is costochondritis.
It might not be from a systemic illness, like rheumatoid arthritis, and may resolve by itself within a few weeks. This temporary inflammation in the cartilage of the ribs/breastbone is a common cause of chest pain. (31 replies)
... i have very stiff neck and ribs and hip and shoulder problem . these joints are not specific for ReA isnt? ... (58 replies)
... Thanks Linda, they have done lots and lots of test on her and have not been able to find out what is the matter. Giving her different meds and have not worked.
She does have an appt with the Rheumy at the end of this month.
I am going to research Gorahams Disease and see if that is what she has.
Thanks for all your help.
Mary (31 replies)
... the right side of my lung, chest area hurts eveyday and in certain positions such as sitting up in bed watching t.v. ... (31 replies)
... When I was seeing him for my annual physical in Feb of this year he asked and I told him I still was experiencing the chest pains. ... (4 replies)
... th chronic chest pain over the years and have had a few chest xrays after ruling out it wasn't a heart problem and doctors are continually telling me that I have arthritis in my rib cage. Mine is more frontal than in the back. ... (1 replies)
... Hi, I am a 40 year old woman that was diagnosed with psoriatic Arthritis 2 years ago. I nursed my mother through cancer and 1 month later i fell very ill, hardly able to move my body with the pain! ... (2 replies)
... Donna, that is awesome to hear! i have only been told that i have only very, very mild arthritis showing. I am only on pain management meds and a hvae been on a few. ... (9 replies)
... Yes, I have PA and I have actually been taken to hospital in the past with terrible pains in my chest only to be told at A and E that it is my arthritis in my ribs and chest bones.. Hope that puts your mind at rest. ... (3 replies)
... I have psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis. My arthritis has been severe. I spent years trying to get a proper diagnosis. I was told for 12 years I had Fibromyalgia! Finally, they figured out what I had. ... (85 replies)
... Just wondering, it didnt say in your thread do you have diagnosed arthritis? ... (3 replies)
... they suggest slowly taking out the acidic foods which is mentioned in his book and incorporating greens, greens, greens. ... (9 replies)
... I got food poisoning in egypt had diaorrea, did not realise this was the cause until rhumi told me. Iv'e had the disease since Jan 10th and in constant pain, big toes, left heel, left ankle is swollen, knees are hot and swollen. neck hurts and head. ... (58 replies)
... did u have bowel problems did they find the bacteria in feces or antibody in blood. almost all joints are affected now. ... (58 replies)
... Don't know if they've made any difference but in the last few months most joints are pain free and no longer stiff. ... (58 replies)