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Ongoing Chest/Muscle Pain Bone Scan Arthritis
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Ongoing Chest/Muscle Pain Bone Scan Arthritis
Hi I recently had a nuclear bone scan after experiencing ongoing chest/muscle/bone pain

The only abnormality found via the NM Bone Scan was a focally increased uptake at the costochondral junction of the rigth 7th rib .  No other lesions present.  

Previous ct scan of chest was within normal limits

what does a focally increased uptake at the costochondral junction of the rigth 7th rib mean ?  is this just inflammation? or arthritis

many thanks
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Dear Friend,
It can be an arthritis as well as an inflammation.
Generally pain in the costo-chondral junction is termed as "Teitz Syndrome".
Painkillers is the only way out as we can't provide rest at this level , as these joints are constantly involved in respiration.
Medicines, lotions, etc are the only way out.

Regards
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