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Jun 7, 2019 08:44PM
Jun 7, 2019 08:45PM
Hodgepodge - yes it's possible to get cording along the ribs. I do not have FOOBs, but I do have cording in multiple places from RADs. One spot is all along my L ribs and even in the back. My PT says that cording can happen anywhere there was nearby trauma or trauma that affected tissue in that area indirectly. IMO, granted no dr, you had trauma and are still undergoing minor trauma w/fills.
Do you have a PT you see? I would definitely bring your pain up to someone on your team. "WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL SYMPTOMS?
Some info on Cording: https://rethinkbreastcancer.com/five-things-to-know-about-cording/
Cording can take on a few different forms. It can be several cord-like bands or just a single one or two. They can feel like a tight band or 'ropeyness' in the armpit, upper arm, elbow, or even the wrist/thumb. Cording can also be felt on the trunk as well, typically lower than the mastectomy scar or breast, or under the chest pectoral muscle at the junction of the trunk and arm. They typically feel like a tight cord-like structure, quite thin and floss-like in nature, that does not feel it is stretched easily by classic chest and arm stretches. It can limit the range of motion of the arm, or, can just make it tighter in feeling without limiting range."
DonnaW - they reference nerve blocking here, perhaps this is what your friend was talking about?
Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome: Presentation and Management
"Treatment of PMPS includes rehabilitation interventions, medications, and interventional procedures. Stretching and active exercises are used to treat impaired range of motion of the shoulder and strengthen scapular stabilizers, and myofascial techniques are helpful for incisional pain and axillary cording., Pharmacologic interventions are aimed at reducing neuropathic pain (see Table 1 for commonly prescribed medications). Interventional techniques include intercostobrachial nerve blocks and the superficial and deep serratus blocks.,Hydrodissection of the pectoralis muscles can alleviate pain after reconstruction."
Info about nerve blocks here: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/pain/other-medical-treatments-for-cancer-pain.html
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