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OUCH!! :eek:uch: :there: I don't want to hug you to tight, it might hurt.

I would think that working out would aggravate it. A gentle walk with no twisting is what I would do. The best thing I ever did for my costochondritis was accupuncture. Accupuncture didn't help with any other pain in my body, long term, except the costo.

My doctor originally told me to use aspercreme or bengay, I am allergic to those 2 creams but currently have zostrix, bio-freeze and a cream that is tylenol based. I use them on other painful area's of my body with sucess.

Last summer I had a muscle spasm under my ribcage, not costo, and I received 2 injections. The injections were painful as they went right into the spasming muscle but they really helped. They basically numbed the muscle. I also used lidoderm patches at the time and they made a huge difference.

I hope you find some relief soon.

Take care,
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