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A 31-year-old female asked:

What is the best (fastest) treatment for possible costochondritis? suffering with chest pain on left side, breast bone & sternum.

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Dr. Peter Gerbino
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Pinpoint the source.: Find a doctor who will locate the exact source of your pain. X-rays and possibly CT can show if anything obvious is going on there. Injection of steroid can sometimes relieve pain.
Last updated Dec 21, 2017


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