The important take-away message from this video is that costochondritis is not some mysterious condition but a very real, and often painful, manifestation of alignment problems of the ribs and sternum.
Looking at the image above you can see that the rib cage is composed of 12 ribs on each side, the spine supporting it from the back, the sternum in front and cartilage (in white) anteriorly. The junction between any of these parts can become a source of pain if alignment is compromised!
Common causes of misalignment in this part of the spine are:
It is important that in treatment the rib cage is considered as a whole! This means that all components of the rib cage and relevant spinal areas need to be assessed and addressed for complete and lasting relief!