I went a & e last week. I had bad chest pain, my left arm ace. Belly & back pain too. Doc said I have costochondritis or teitzes syndrome. What is this?
Inflamed joint . The point where your ribs join your breastbone actually consists of a joint to allow freedom of movement in chest expansion. These joints can get arthritis, similar to any other joint in the body. This can cause a chest pain which the patient fears is cardiac in origin, but in fact is benign, usually resolving without medication or with anti-inflammatory meds like Aspirin or ibuprofen.