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Tietze syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Chondropathia tuberosa
  • Costochondral junction syndrome
  • Tietze's syndrome
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Your Question

My daughter has Tietze's syndrome. She's in a lot of pain and has missed much of the past year of school. I can't find any helpful information regarding treatment. Can you help?

Our Answer

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How might Tietze syndrome be treated?

In some individuals, the pain associated with Tietze syndrome resolves on its own without any treatment. Management options for others may include avoidance of strenuous activity; applying local heat; taking pain medications and/or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; and receiving local corticosteroid injections. Although the pain usually subsides after several weeks or months, swelling may persist.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 11/11/2014

Are there any research studies investigating new treatments for Tietze syndrome?

The National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. While there may not be any studies listed for a specific condition at a particular point in time, this site is updated often and may be checked periodically. To search for a study, use "Tietze syndrome" as your search term.
Last updated: 11/11/2014

References
  • Liu NYN, Canoso JJ. Periarticular Rheumatic Disorders. In: Greene HL, Levinson W, Modest GA, Mulrow CD, Scherger JE, Young MJ. Noble: Textbook of Primary Care Medicine, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby; 2001;
  • Gijsbers E, Knaap SF. Clinical presentation and chiropractic treatment of Tietze syndrome: A 34-year-old female with left-sided chest pain. J Chiropr Med. March 2011; 10(1):60-63.
  • Tietze syndrome. NORD. April 16, 2008; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/637/viewAbstract. Accessed 9/23/2013.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Chondropathia tuberosa
  • Costochondral junction syndrome
  • Tietze's syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.