I had a work out injury 2 years ago during the butterfly weight training and the doctor identified it as Costochondritis and gave a Neproxin (anti-inflamatory) for 30 days. Since then this chest pain
comes back after various activities like swimming or skiing and stays there for several months. I feel pain on the contraction or expansion of the chest e.g. deep breath, sleeping on my side, sitting in reclined posture etc. Doctor always prescribes some anti-inflamatory. I got addicted to Advil once but afraid of the side-effects I have decreased the dosage to once a week. I have tried cold compress and then Hot water bottle for minimal relief of pain.

Help very much appreciated!

Previously posted on the wrong forum