Why Do I Have Chest Pains After Exercise?

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Costochondritis – A Common Cause of Chest Pain

Chest pain is one of the scariest symptoms a person can have because the first thing we usually think of is a heart attack.  Of course, any new chest pain should be considered a medical emergency and checked out right away.  But once a heart problem has been ruled out, one of the possibilities your doctor may consider is costochondritis.

Costochondritis ((kos-toe-KHON-dri-tis) is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum).  It is one of the most common...

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