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- Sharp, localized chest pain, which may be made worse by sneezing, coughing, deep breathing, or twisting motions of the chest
Tenderness or swelling over a joint between:
- Rib cartilage and breast bone
- Rib cartilage and rib bone
Hot or Cold Compresses
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/22/2013 -
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