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Acute Costochondritis Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • If you have been diagnosed with costochondritis, you can usually treat it at home.
  • Resting and avoiding activities that cause pain, using a heating pad, and taking OTC pain relievers can help.
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When you may need a provider

  • If you’re not sure what is causing your chest pain, it’s important to see a healthcare provider to check for potentially serious conditions.
  • You should see a provider if you have certain symptoms or risk factors for heart disease like shortness of breath, a family history of heart disease, or you are a male over the age of 40.
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Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have new crushing or burning chest pain—especially if that pain shoots toward your jaw or left side.

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