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How can I treat costochondritis pain?

How can I treat costochondritis pain?

Costochondritis: The best is to take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

Costochondritis is a condition of rib cartilage inflammation. This can cause chest pain, especially when ...Read more


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How can I treat or treat costochondritis?

How can I treat or treat costochondritis?

NSAIDs: Costochondritis is felt to be an inflammatory process involving the junction between the cartilage and bone part of a rib. It's is traditionally treated with anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat costochondritis?

NSAIDS: The most common way is to start with nsaids (if you are not allergic and can tolerate). Another way for more "resistant" cases is injections (steroids most commonly). This is very general...Like anything in medicine, the treatment depends on the cause of the condition. ...Read more

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How can I cure or treat costochondritis?

Pain meds, Steroids: Unless there is an infectious component to your condition, the main first-line treatment is taking NSAID medications, such as ibuprofen. If this does not work after 3-4 weeks, occasionally a steroid injection can help. In some patients with underlying GI problems, certain medications called ppis (such as prilosec) can also be effective. The condition typically lasts from a few weeks to a year. ...Read more

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How can I treat costochondritis without anti-inflammatories?

Ice , rest : I usually recommend a combination a combo of rest, ice and nsaids to help alleviate your symptoms if you don't want to use nsaids, that's fine, but i believe the meds will help unless you have contraindications to taking them. ...Read more

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How to treat costochondritis and how long does it take to heal? I have visited the doctor and I have finished the given medication.

How to treat costochondritis and how long does it take to heal? I have visited the doctor and I have finished the given medication.

Costochondritis: Usually treated with non steroidal agents and rest. Sometimes injections required. Course can be protracted although most resolve within a few months. Can often recur, but most patients outgrow this at some point. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety panic attacks and costochondritis simultaneously? (already taking paroxetine 10mg daily since 3 weeks but chest pains continue..)

Anxiety : Believe me when i say "i know what you are going through." i suggest to check with your physician closely. He may consider adjusting the dose or adding another medication to work along with the paroxetine (perhaps a beta blocker or low dose benzodiazepine). If costochondritis still limits you, discuss with your doctor to see if an anti inflammatory medication is indicated. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more