What causes costochondritis?


Costochondritis is an inflammatory condition whose cause is not yet definite because it develops from various types of infections. For example, some conditions such as viral respiratory infections or repeated minor trauma are known to bring about this inflammatory condition. Bacterial infections could also be a cause of costochondritis especially in people who use intravenous drugs.
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Costochondritis (tietze's Syndrome)
Costochondritis, or Tietze’s syndrome, causes chest pain that is related to inflammation of cartilage in the rib cage. Costochondritis often affects the cartilage where upper ribs attach to the sternum (breastbone). Pain may be mild or more severe. Some possible causes are chest trauma, physical strain, certain viruses or respiratory conditions, certain types of arthritis, repetitive motion such as severe coughing, or tumors in the costosternal joint. More »
Source: healthline.com
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