A to Z: Costochondritisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgCostochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that attaches a rib to the breastbone (sternum).costochondritis, chest pain, sore ribs, costal chondritis, costochondritis, inflammation10/26/201203/25/201909/02/20195406f83b-6eb7-4000-b651-c883276d7607https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-costochondritis.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Chest Wall Pain; Costosternal Syndrome; Costosternal Chondrodynia</strong></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/costochondritis.html/">Costochondritis</a> (kos-tuh-kon-DRY-tis) is an inflammation of the cartilage that attaches a rib to the breastbone (sternum).</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Costochondritis causes sharp, localized chest pain that can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack or other heart conditions. Costochondritis affects females more than males and is a common cause of chest pain in children, teens, and young adults.</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/ES/images/illustrations/P-costochondritisA-415x233-esIL.png" alt="illustration" name="4935-COSTOCHONDRITIS_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <p>The sternum is the hard bone you can feel in the center of the chest, running from the bottom of the throat down toward the stomach. The ribs are connected to the sternum by rubbery <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">cartilage</a> at points called costosternal joints. One or more of the costosternal joints can be affected by costochondritis, and it's in these joints that the pain is felt.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Costochondritis is usually benign, meaning it's harmless other than the pain it causes, and typically goes away on its own quickly, although in some cases it can last longer.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
CostochondritisCostochondritis is a painful swelling of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone. It's one of the most common causes of chest pain in kids and teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/costochondritis.html/bdd5a2f4-a292-4128-a8a8-afd4d87106fc
First Aid: Chest PainsChest pain can be caused by many things, but it is rarely a sign of heart trouble in children. Here's what to do about it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chest-pain-sheet.html/3d736e68-ac0c-4f81-8fe4-7c53a613bb9b
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