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How effective are cortisone injections for costochondritis?

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Dr. Janiece Stewart answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Underneath that sits the lung. An injection given to deep can puncture the lung and cause breathing problems. I would recommend an anti-inflammatory medication by mouth to treat instead of an injection.

Answered Jan 27, 2020

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