A 43-year-old member asked:
What's the name of an inflammation of the muscles near your rib cage?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Costochondritis: Pain/inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall (specifically where the ribs attach to the breastbone) is called 'costochondritis'. 'tietze's syndrome' is another term for pain originating from the ribs/cartilage.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
What causes inflammation of the rib cage?
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Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent.
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Last updated Feb 20, 2020
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