Costochondritis is a medical condition caused by the inflammation of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone. When it is a chronic condition, it will tend to come and go, in many cases it disappears completely in 6 – 12 months. Though the exact cause of this disease is yet to be ascertained, stress and tension add to the aggravation of the disease. Here are some natural ways to keep Costochondritis in control:
Include Noni fruit in your diet as it acts as an anti-inflammatory and is an excellent natural remedy for Costochondritis. Noni, which is also known as the ‘painkiller tree’ and ‘headache’ tree, is completely safe and does not exhibit any toxic effects. Noni imparts considerable relief in most types of pain like chronic back pain, chronic knee pain from osteoarthritis, and also costochondritis.
Another natural remedy which is widely used clinically to treat Costochondritis is Serrapeptase which has anti-inflammatory properties and is a viable, natural alternative to salicylates, ibuprofen and the more potent NSAIDs. Serrapeptase is a naturally occurring, physiologic agent with no inhibitory effects on prostaglandins and is devoid of gastrointestinal side effects.
However, as with all other natural treatments, one needs to adopt a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet along with adequate exercise to get relief from costochodritis pain.