Costochondris is inflammation of the junction between cartilage in the front of the rib cage and the bony rib. It is a sharp soreness that hurts particularly as the chest moves (most noticeable in inspiration or with palpating). It lasts a split second. Angina is a deeper more visceral sensation. It represents nervous stimulation due to lack oxygen in heart tissue. Lasts minutes.
POSTED BY: STEVEN AJLUNI, MD