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Who is typically affected by costochondritis?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
No one is typically-: -affected.usually due to injury, inflammation or idiopathic meaning it just happens. Also could be from a pulmonary origin liked PE, pneumonia or pleurisy. Best to be seen by your PCP & go from there.
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Women, more than 40: Women and people over age 40 are most commonly diagnosed with costochondritis. You may also be at a higher risk for this condition if you: - participate in high-impact activities - perform manual labor - have allergies and are frequently exposed to irritants Your risk increases if you have any of the following conditions: - rheumatoid arthritis, - ankylosing spondylitis - Reiter’s syndrome
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Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Yes, there R many even athletes & wt lifters. I guess I was more thinking of just some basic things. I adore with your answer.
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