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How To Treat Costochondritis Quickly
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
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