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Is it possible to have arthritis in your chest?
Last Updated: 1st January, 2020
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People also ask, what does arthritis in the chest feel like?
The most common symptom of costochondritis is pain and tenderness in the chest that's typically described as sharp, aching, or pressure-like. The ribs and breastbone connect in seven different places and pain can occur at any of them or even at more than one location.
Likewise, is costochondritis a form of arthritis? Costochondritis can also occur with certain forms of arthritis, such as ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, and is sometimes associated with breastbone pain (sternum pain) in these conditions. Costochondritis can occur in people with fibromyalgia.
Accordingly, can osteoarthritis cause chest pain?
Chest pain is a major cause of concern in all age groups, especially in young people, as it may indicate an underlying serious problem. Osteoarthritis (OA) of the manubriosternal joint (MSJ) is a rare cause of chest pain.
What causes inflammation in your chest?
Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum. The condition causes localized chest pain that you can reproduce by pushing on the cartilage in the front of your ribcage.