What is included in emergency department (ED) care of costochondritis?

Updated: Feb 19, 2020
  • Author: Lynn K Flowers, MD, MHA, ABAARM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Reassuring the patient of the benign nature of the condition and adequate pain control are the important objectives. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) typically suffice. Narcotic analgesics generally are not required.


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