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What Follow-up Is Needed After Treatment of Costochondritis?
Physical therapy is sometimes used in more chronic costochondritis. Infectious costochondritis requires close follow-up to prevent spread or recurrence of the infection.
Is It Possible to Prevent Costochondritis?
Because inflammatory costochondritis has no definite cause, there is no real way to prevent it.
What Is the Prognosis of Costochondritis?
Noninfectious costochondritis will go away on its own, with or without anti-inflammatory treatments. Most people will recover fully.
Infectious costochondritis responds well to intravenous (IV) antibiotics and surgical repair.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/20/2016
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