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Dr. Francine Yep
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In brief: Rib/breastbone joint

Costochondritis is pain in the joints where your ribs meet your breastbone.
Causes: heavy lifting or intense exercise; any illness with lots of coughing/sneezing; blow to your chest. Local treatments include creams [over the counter capsaicin, Aspirin or rx diclofenac], Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen or prescription pain relievers. Gentle stretching or heating pads may also help.

In brief: Rib/breastbone joint

Costochondritis is pain in the joints where your ribs meet your breastbone.
Causes: heavy lifting or intense exercise; any illness with lots of coughing/sneezing; blow to your chest. Local treatments include creams [over the counter capsaicin, Aspirin or rx diclofenac], Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen or prescription pain relievers. Gentle stretching or heating pads may also help.
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