Everything you need to know about Costochondritis

What is Costochondritis ?

Costochondritis is the medical term for inflammation of the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone (sternum). This area is known as the costochondral joint.

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Patient stories

In this section you can read about some of the many different experiences of people affected by costochondritis.

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Find a doctor

Here is a lists of doctors, specialists, manual therapists, and other practitioners who have been recommended by patients or who are the authors of medical papers.

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Our mission!

This website is intended to provide information about costochondritis pain, and to point to relevant resources, information and specialists. Use the information provided to understand the causes of costochondritis pain, the diagnosis and treatment.

Costochondritis pain causes is unknown but conditions that may cause it include:

- trauma to the chest, such as blunt impact from a car accident or fall
- physical strain from activities, such as heavy lifting and strenuous exercise
- certain viruses or respiratory conditions, such as tuberculosis and syphilis, that can cause joint inflammation
- certain types of arthritis
- tumors in the costosternal joint region.
In such cases, manual treatments, if applied by an expert, may relieve the pain.