- Costochondritis can resolve with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve).
- Costochondritis can be treated with a local anesthetic and steroid injection in the area that is tender if normal activities become very painful and the pain does not respond to other medications.
- Infectious (bacterial or fungal) costochondritis is treated with antibiotics.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2015
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