This condition and costochondral syndrome were initially described as two separate diseases, the sole difference being the amount of swelling of the costal cartilages - Chiropractic Help


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Costochondritis is disabling at times and is usually self limited but then again there's Tietze's...

By definition, Tietze's Syndrome is the inflammation of the costal cartilages, or the cartilage in between the rib cages and where the rib cage meets with the sternum. That is not my definition though. Truth be told I am just a kid, and to a teenager Tietze's is much more than "inflammation of the costal cartilages."

Tietze's means having to stop dancing because of the pain when moving the upper body.
Tietze's means having to stay home when friends are going out because getting out of bed is difficult.

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