Costochondritis is a temporary or acute inflammation that affects the cartilage in the chest. This type of inflammation attacks the cartilage in the sternum, which is the flat and long bone in the middle of the rib cage. Costochondritis typically causes chest pain that may last for several weeks or longer. Unfortunately, while it is … Read moreCostochondritis or Cancer?
What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread, constant muscular and skeletal pain throughout the body. It can give rise to extreme fatigue and tiredness, sleep issues, mood problems, memory weakness (sometimes called “brain fog”), headaches, and make you feel tired all the time. While symptoms may vary from person to person, Fibromyalgia … Read moreCostochondritis and Fibromyalgia
What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a set of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissues which provide support in skin, organs, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, and bones. Also referred to as Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (HEDS) this disorder is caused due to defects in the protein collagen. People with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome have loose … Read moreCostochondritis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
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 moreDiagnosing Costochondritis
Pain in the chest area is one of the most common reasons people are brought to the hospital or doctor for a check-up. It said that physicians evaluate no less than 600,000 cases of thoracic pain in patients ages 10 to 21 every year. As always with chest pain, the greatest concern is the potential … Read moreTietze syndrome vs. Costochondritis
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 moreMedical Conditions That Cause Chest Pain