, inflammation of the cartilage of the rib cage, is a possible cause of sore ribs. Often seen in athletes, costochondritis can lead to symptoms including:
- Painful ribs
- Ribs tender to the touch
- Pain when taking a deep breath
There are other causes of chest and rib pain, and it is important to see a doctor if you expereince these symptoms. If the diagnosis of costochondritis is made, treatment may include medications to decrease inflammation.