What Causes Costochondritis?

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Costochondritis is an inflammatory condition of the chest area, specifically the costosternal joints (the segments of cartilage connecting the rib bones to the sternum). The causes of costochondritis are not well understood at this time by the medical community, though symptoms often present themselves for one of a variety of reasons. Increased physical activity Many … Read more What Causes Costochondritis?

What is Costochondritis?

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Costochondritis is a an inflammation of the cartilage that joins the ribs to the sternum, typically resulting in pain. The cause of costochondritis is unknown usually (though there are many potential causes). Fortunately, costochondritis is harmless aside from the pain and there are a variety of treatments and home remedies available. Costochondritis will typically go … Read more What is Costochondritis?

Costochondritis Treatments

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Though costochondritis can be an anxiety-inducing and frustrating condition, there are a variety of treatment options available. Fortunately, many of these treatments are low cost home remedies. Different providers within the specialties that treat costochondritis may have different opinions on the best treatment option for you, but be sure to check with your physician before … Read more Costochondritis Treatments