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Costochondritis

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Christy McLean is treating costochondritis.

It's marked by chest wall pain and tenderness. The pain is reproduced with palpations. Pain is also noted with position changes, sneezing or coughing.

Costochondritis is caused by prior physical activity, upper respiratory infections or injury to the area.

Treatments include non steroidal anti-inflammatories, application of heat to the area, stretching exercises and avoidance of aggravating activities.

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