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What's the name of an inflammation of the muscles near your rib cage?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
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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Dr. Audie Rolnick
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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