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Fibromyalgia & Chest Symptoms
Fibromyalgia often suffer chest pain which is referred to as costochondritis. It is an inflammation of the cartilage that joins the ribs to the chest bone. It is this inflammation that causes the sharp chest pains inside the chest wall. The pain of costochondritis often mimics the pain of cardiac problems, including heart attacks and stroke. This can be quite scary for some sufferers; however, costochondiritis rarely causes any physical complications.
Costochondritis in women is particularly common. Costochondritis rib pain can last for weeks and even months, and can reappear at different intervals throughout your illness. Costochondritis can also affect those who don't have fibromyalgia and is often a result of chest trauma or exercise-related injury.
Contact your local Kare Chiropractic Clinic today for a complete diagnostic exam.