Learn how to use Mayo Clinic Connect
Request an Appointment
← Return to Muscle pain
Hello what is a tens unit? Thx for replying. I was diagnosed with coscochondritis immflamation of the cartridge of the ribcage working and bending aggravated it.
Jump to this post
@klaubi A Tens unit ,you apply patches to the area you want the unit then emits a small electrical stimulation to the area relieving the muscle for more information go to httpa://mayoclinic/disease/coscondritis.com Since this is inflammation Ice is great for this Good luck
I am very familiar with coscochondritis!! Uhh brings back horrible memories of the most horrific pain I ever thought I would have to endure!!
How long have you had the symptoms?? Have you tried physical therapy? Please discuss the use of a TENS unit with your doctor before attempting it. It is dangerous to do near the heart and since it is your chest wall pain you are trying to releave they may not want you to use it.
Here is some information on your condition and some treatment options. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/costochondritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20371175
Mayo Clinic treated me for my costochondral coscochondritis. After exhausting all (and I mean ALL) treatment options I ended up getting Fluoroscopy guided injections through the sternal manubrium joint to relieve my pain.
Prayers for pain relief!!
Create an account to connect with other patients and caregivers like you.Ask questions, get answers, and give and get support.Also follow blogs from Mayo Clinic experts.
Already have an account? Sign In