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Costochondritis Topic Guide

Costochondritis Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the ribs' junctions to the breastbone or sternum that causes chest pain. Costochondritis symptoms include chest pain and tenderness. Treatment incorporates ice and heat application, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoiding activities that worsen symptoms.

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Costochondritis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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methylprednisolone Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »