What Are the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Costochondritis?

What are the risk factors and symptoms of costochondritis?

Costochondritis occurs most often in women and in people older than 40.

Chest wall pain is a main symptom. The pain associated with costochondritis usually:
Affects more than one rib
Is sharp, aching or pressure-like
Occurs on the left side of your breastbone
Worsens when you take a deep breath or cough

If you have chest pain, you should seek emergency medical attention in case of life-threatening causes such as a heart attack.

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