Costochondritis and Tietze's Syndrome - Treatments
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What is the treatment for costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome?
Costochondritis can be aggravated by any activity that involves stressing the structures of the front of the chest cage. It is generally best to minimize these activities until the inflammation of the rib and cartilage areas has subsided.
Rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and
cortisone injections have been used as therapy for the inflamed, painful
cartilage of both costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome. Ice packs applied to
local swelling can sometimes help to reduce pain and inflammation. Local lidocaine analgesic patch
(Lidoderm) application can reduce pain.