10 Symptoms of Costochondritis

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Symptom #2: Pain at Front of Chest

Our rib cages do an excellent job of protecting the delicate organs inside. This is very important because these organs are some of our most valuable, including our lungs and heart. Although not indestructible, our rib cages help absorb shocks that might otherwise cause extensive damage internally.

The ribs themselves curve around the upper torso and meet together at a flat plate called the sternum. Patients with costochondritis can find that this area, in particular, is very painful. If you do experience pain in this area then you should make an appointment with a doctor to get it checked out to be sure.

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