Costochondritis

About- Costochondritis also known as chest wall paincostosternal syndrome, or costosternal chondrodynia is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone. 

Symptoms-
 Pain may affect more than one rib
 Pain may increase during deep breathing or coughing
 Pain may radiate to the back or the abdomen
 Pain on the left side of the breastbone
 Sharp, aching or pressure-like Pain

Causes-
 Arthritis
 Chest trauma or Injury
 Joint infection including respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and wound infections
 Physical strain from activities, such as heavy lifting and strenuous exercise
 Severe coughing 
 Syphilis
 Tuberculosis 
 Tumors in the costosternal joint region
 Wear and tear

Specialists to Visit -
 Emergency Medicine Doctor

 Physiotherapist

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References-

https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.healthline.com

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