Experiencing any kind of pain in your chest area can be downright terrifying. Many people automatically assume it to be a heart-related issue but in reality, chest pain can have many interpretations other than being related to the heart. Many other conditions such as costochondritis (inflammation in the area connecting the sternum to the rib … Read more Chest Pain, Anxiety, and Costochondritis
Costochondritis is a common type of inflammation that affects the cartilaginous region of the ribs. This costochondral junction, as it is also known, is fundamental to maintain the stability of the rib cage. Although in most cases the origin is unknown, some causes that have been related to this pathology are thoracic traumas, exaggerated physical exertion, some viral or … Read more Costochondritis: An Easily Mistaken Condition
Costochondritis is typically diagnosed by ruling out other conditions, and there is no specific laboratory or imaging test that can diagnose the condition. We’ll talk about the process for diagnosing costochondritis in this article, including typical symptoms and characteristics of the condition, other conditions that should be ruled out, as well as what tests or … Read more Diagnosing Costochondritis
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