Both Costochondritis and Tietze's Syndrome can spontaneously go away in days to weeks. Sometimes there can be intermittent troublesome pain, worse and better at times, for years. Sometimes the lumpy swelling of Tzietze's Syndrome persists, but becomes painless.
Persistent local pains that are not responding to aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs can often be relieved by cortisone injection.
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