Costochondritis

The inflammation of the cartilage present in the rib cage is called costochondritis. This inflammation results in pain in the upper or middle rib area, which can radiate to the back or abdomen. The causes include chest trauma, respiratory infections, and physical strain.

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Are symptoms like chest pain, fast heart beat and shortness of breathe concerning cardiac issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have left chest pain above my breast and pain in my left arm. I also have shortness of breath and fast heartbeat. This does not happen all the time. It comes and goes. I have it for about three years I guess. I am not on medications currently.  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Goha

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most common cause for this is costochondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage or anxiety. However other causes need to be excluded. More information about chest pain is needed like character, duration, radiation, what brings it and how do...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe rib pain while taking deep breathe and standing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe rib pain since this morning and it hurts when I stand up straight or when I move or lay down. I tried putting a heating pad and ice pack on it and did not do anything. I feel extreme discomfort, cannot take deep breathes, and feel sharp stabbing pain once in a while...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many conditions where we can get chest pain along with ribs pain. I would like to ask a few questions. Is that pain on costochondral junction which means if you palpate your ribs you can feel there is one gap and then the other rib is started. So pain in th...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for mild chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. Since last night I am suffering from mild chest pain. I took Digene and gastric medicine thinking it is a gastric problem but I do not find any difference. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest pain with some numbness in the left arm. Chest pain can result from various conditions such as: Muscle strain inflammation of the muscles and tendons around the ribs can r...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for sharp chest pain radiating to shoulder blades with breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. My height is 5'1" and weighs around 160 pounds. I am having sharp burning pain in my chest and back in the mid to left side between the shoulder blades and under the breast bone. It lasts between 30 minutes and a few hours of this sharp pain. Usually, it becom...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. I would like to know some more details about your present complaint. What type of murmur has your doctor described? History of which heart disease your family has and who has it? Is your chest pain associated with any other symptoms l...  Read Full »

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Query: Hi doctor, I have pain for the past four weeks already. The pain is consistently sharp and takes my breath away, and stabbing. And with the pain, I have spasms all over my body. I can feel some pulsation inside my left upper side under my ribs and the pain starts with the cramps on my back going t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Inflammatory conditions like costochondritis must be ruled out. As of now, you can use analgesics and anti-inflammatory combination like Aceclofenac, Seratiopeptdase for symptomatic relief. If symptoms persist, it is better to consult a physician and get evaluated.  Read Full »

Please help me with my back pain problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a software engineer. I am suffering from back pain at the end of ribcage. Since one month I have been facing this issue. Pain starts when I sit for longer time like one to two hours continuously. If I walk frequently then also the pain starts slowly and sometimes the pain is unbearab...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I read your detailed history and studied your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be muscular in origin. It can be costochondritis pain and that takes at least four to six weeks to settle down. My recommend...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for severe pain in the left middle rib?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having severe left middle rib pain for about a month and now it is always hurting. I had an upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, left kidney CT scan, gallbladder ultrasound, blood work, and HIDA scan and found nothing, but I have a torturous colon. The pain gets pretty bad and I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Goel

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it seems to be an inflammation of one or more of the cartilages that connect the ribs to the breastbone. It is a condition called Tietze syndrome (when there is a swelling over the painful area) or costochondritis (no swelling, only pain). This con...  Read Full »

What could be the pain in upper chest which does not hurt on deep breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pain in my upper part of the chest for the last three weeks. It does not hurt when I take deep breaths but it is constant pain. This pain sometimes will move from the upper part of my chest to the bottom part of my chest. Can you help me and put my mind at ease.  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a lot of causes of chest pain. Chronic pain is indicative of a more muscular pain etiology also known as Costochondritis. Pain around the left side of the chest, associated with gastric symptoms such as reflux, and acidity indicate GERD (gastric esophagal r...  Read Full »

What is tablet Myospaz used for?

Query: Hello doctor, Three weeks ago I was involved in a domestic fight and suffered a hit on the area below my right breast. I had a chest x-ray done and it revealed no rib injury. Currently, I am taking Myospaz tablets. Even after taking the medicines for three weeks, I am still experiencing so much pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest a follow up x-ray in different views to look for rib fracture. This can very well be costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage) due to trauma. Try using Ibuprofen 600 mg twice daily as needed for pain along with Myospaz (Chlorzoxazone). Revert back wi...  Read Full »

What causes pain under left rib cage when bending over?

Query: Hello doctor, Every time I am sitting down and taking a deep breath, the left side of my rib cage hurts. Even when I bend over to take a deep breath, it stills hurts and it only happens when I am sitting down, bending over or I am laying on the left side. What could this be? It also feels a little ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  According to your complaints, I think you might have a sore cartilage between the ribs also known as costochondritis unless and until ruled out. If you recently did some heavy workout, lifted something heavy or had a hit on the left part, then the chances of having a...  Read Full »

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