Can I get Costochondritis from weight lifting or exercise?
YES YES YES!!! This is how i got Costo. =(
Weight lifting can cause your Costochondritis or aggravate it once you already have it.
Can I weight lift with costochondritis?
This is something the Costo health nuts (luvs ya, health nuts!) want to know. When can I start weightlifting again if I have costochondritis!? I'm with ya. Here's the bottom line, it's different from everyone. Some folks are able to lift light weights. And if you are one of those, I'm jealous, please go visit someone elses's sight. j/k -).
Important: If it hurts, don't lift it. That's my rule of thumb. I use to ignore that rule and found myself in in the same rusty pain boat 3 years later headed to the island of "this sucks."
So if you want to stay active, you may have to get on the walking train with me. Or focus on stretching, easy yoga poses for strength, and a light cardio of your choice. And if you are in a place where you think..."I'm really healing, I want to try something out." Don't be a ding-dong and go all out. Try something very small. Only lift 2 lb weights and only do one or 2 exercises that first time. Then see how your body responds.
Or if you are trying to run or walk and see how your body does, try only 10 minutes or so. Trust me on this. Lots of us have tried too much, too soon. And actually, I'm thankful for those who have are brave enough to share this info so we could learn from it.
And if you are one who believes you can lift weights to heal Costochondritis. My friend, you do not have a severe case. And once again, I'm jealous and happy for you, go to someone else's site. =)