Costochondritis Topic Guide
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the ribs' junctions to the breastbone or sternum that causes chest pain. Costochondritis symptoms include chest pain and tenderness. Treatment incorporates ice and heat application, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoiding activities that worsen symptoms.
Chest Pain Chest pain has a variety of noncardiac and cardiac causes, some of which can be very serious. Signs and symptoms of chest pain may include burning, squeezing, or heaviness in the chest. exercise stress test may be ordered. The treatment and prognosis of chest pain depends on the underlying cause.