There are a number of different conditions that cause chest pain that may present their symptoms in different ways. The chest or rib pain may be felt in a different location or there may be other symptoms corroborating a diagnosis other than costochondritis. In medical terms, this is called the “differential diagnosis” for chest pain. … Read more Medical Conditions That Cause Chest Pain
Short answer: Yes, you probably should. It can be anxiety inducing to know that many conditions cause chest pain, including life-threatening problems like heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms. While it is important to see a physician to determine the cause of your chest pains, you should absolutely see a doctor (or even visit the emergency … Read more Should I see a doctor for chest pain?
Chest pain is the main symptom of costochondritis, most commonly caused or followed by a respiratory infection, injury or trauma, or intense exercise. Symptoms of costochondritis include: Sharp pain or tenderness in the chest, specifically where the rib attaches to the breastbone Pain more common on the left side Pain may occur in multiple locations … Read more Costochondritis Symptoms