Costochondritis Treatment & Management

Updated: Oct 26, 2017
  • 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. Narcotic analgesics generally are not required.