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Definition of Costo: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage in between your ribs, where the ribs attach to the breast bone, at the sternum. The inflammation can involve multiple cartilage areas/ribs on both sides of the sternum but usually is on one side only, the left. It's less common, but it can be on the right side as well.
The pain can range from a stabbing, mimicked heart attack to a dull, constant pain. The pain can start in the middle of the chest and cause pain to wrap around the back all the way to to spine.
Those us us who have had it for years call it "costo" for short. If you are new to the world of costo, you are not alone. But please, make sure your doctor has diagnosed you with costo. and ruled out heart problems, etc.