Costochondritis Treatment & Management

Updated: Jul 28, 2016
  • Author: Lynn K Flowers, MD, MHA, ABAARM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Treatment

Prehospital Care

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

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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.

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