Costochondritis

What is Costochondritis?

Costochondritis, also known as chest wall pain, costosternal syndrome, or costosternal chondrodynia is an acute Cases with intractable discomfort may be managed with cortisone injections or surgery may be indicated if the condition is severe. Individuals with costochondritis are typically instructed to avoid strenuous physical activity to prevent the onset of an attack.

Costochondritis symptoms can be similar to the chest pain associated with a heart attack. Severe cases of costal cartilage inflammation that also involve painful swelling are sometimes referred to as Tietze's syndrome, a term sometimes used interchangeably with costochondritis. However, some physicians view costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome as separate disease states due to the absence of costal cartilage swelling in costochondritis.

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I went to the Doctor last week and have costochondritis, now I have developed phlegm....is that part of it and also I do have...

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What would pain be in the left side under ribs

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rib inflammation/gastritis

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It could be due to rib inflammation, also called as costochondritis. Or, it could...

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A pain on the middle upper chest bone , is painful when I touch or press by finger

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It could be costochondritis

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