Costochondritis

Costochondritis: What It Is, How You Get It, & How to Treat It

Costochondritis affects as much as 10% of the population. For individuals who have costochondritis, the symptoms can be disabling and even frightening. Many times, symptoms of costochondritis can mimic more serious conditions, such as a heart attack.  Rest assured, costochondritis is a musculoskeletal condition that will not harm your cardiac health. However, costochondritis can become …

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Do you ever feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest?

What is Costochondritis?
Do you ever feel an aching pain in your chest? Not, metaphorically but physically? Sometimes described as a stabbing pain, or a dull ache and other times like “an elephant,” on your chest? Your chest may feel tender to the touch, your back might ache, or stomach might feel upset. It might hurt when you sneeze. Breathing deep may make it worse and exercise doesn’t seem to help.

These are a few of the many ways people report feeling when they are experiencing a condition known as Costochondritis.

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