Symptoms and Signs of Costochondritis
Pain is described as sharp; it may radiate to the back or abdomen
Chest pain associated with Costochondritis usually follows exercise, minor trauma, or an upper respiratory infection
The pain is reproducible by pressing the rib joints. This is characteristic.
Costochondritis that follows infection after an operation may be associated with redness, swelling, or pus discharge. Though there can be swelling in these cases it must be remembered that Costochondritis is different from Tietze’s syndrome.
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