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Painful Chest Wall Evaluation
- Tenderness to the chest wall
- Tenderness overlying the costochondral junctions
- A blistery skin rash
Testing is often unnecessary to determine the underlying cause for chest wall pain.
Tests that may be used to evaluate chest wall pain include:
Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate chest wall pain include:
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PubMed Painful Chest Wall References
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- Disla E, Rhim HR, Reddy A, Karten I, Taranta A. Costochondritis. A prospective analysis in an emergency department setting. Arch Intern Med. 1994 Nov 14;154(21):2466-9. 
- Eslick GD, Fass R. Noncardiac chest pain: evaluation and treatment. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2003 Jun;32(2):531-52. 
- Karlson KA. Thoracic region pain in athletes. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2004 Feb;3(1):53-7.