Costochondritis is the inflammation of the cartilage of the rib cage, often caused by repeated minor trauma to the chest wall, overuse of the arms, or viral respiratory infections. Chest pain caused by costochondritis can range from mild to severe.
Occurs or worsens with laughing, coughing or sneezing, Occurs or worsens with deep inspiration, Occurs or worsens with exertion
Relieved with rest, Relieved by standing and quiet breathing, Relieved with a change in position
Occurs or worsens when touching
Center of the chest
Recent chest injury or trauma
Recent upper respiratory tract infection
If you have Costochondritis, then a visit to a rheumatologist is highly recommended.