TSPP03 Costochondritis

Related Search Terms:

Costosternal dysfunction.Tietze Syndrome. Costochondral dysfunction. Costosternal Syndrome

Definition:

Dysfunction of the connection of the rib with its corresponding cartilage at the front of the chest. Characterised by local pain, tenderness, and inflammation. Often aggravated by breathing/coughing and movements of the upper back and/or arm. When inflamed even gentle pressure can be painful. In many cases patients may wrongly assume that this is a heart attack symptom.

Exercises:

1. Pectoralis Stretch: TSPM08, TSPM04

2. Diaphragm Stretch: TSPM13, TSPM04

3. Rib/Intercostal Stretch
TSPM06, TSPMO3, TSPM04, TSPM07, TSPM08, TSPM13