Chronic costochondritis in an adolescent competitive swimmer: a case report

Cubos, Jeff; Cubos, Angela; Di Stefano, Fabio
December 2010
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Dec2010, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p271
Academic Journal
Case Study
A search of the literature revealed that the torso sustains very few swimming injuries. Costochondritis is a poorly understood condition that presents as pain and tenderness on the costochondral or chondrosternal joints without swelling, and may result from increased pulling by adjoining muscles to this region of the chest wall. This case study describes the conservative treatment (spinal manipulative therapy, Active Release Techniques therapy, rehabilitative exercise, and clinical acupuncture) and positive outcome of anterior chest wall pain in a competitive swimmer diagnosed as chronic costochondritis.


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