Costochondritis Treatment & Management

Updated: Sep 24, 2021
  • Author: Lynn K Flowers, MD, MHA, ABAARM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Prehospital Care

Prehospital care should follow standard local protocols for patients with chest pain.


Emergency Department Care

Reassuring the patient of the benign nature of the condition and adequate pain control are the important objectives. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) typically suffice. Narcotic analgesics generally are not required.