Costochondritis

Overview

Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone.

Symptoms

The condition causes pain and tenderness on the breastbone's left side, pain in more than 1 rib, or pain that gets worse with deep breaths or coughing.

Treatments

Treatments include injections to relieve pain, medications, and therapy.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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