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What are some home remedies for costochondritis?

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The following home remedies may provide relief from costochondritis:

  • Taking pain relievers such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) as needed
  • Using local heat or ice to relieve pain
  • Avoiding unnecessary exercise or activities that make the symptoms worse; avoiding contact sports until there is improvement in symptoms, and then returning to normal activities only as tolerated
  • Doing stretching exercises

From: Costochondritis WebMD Medical Reference

 

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eMedicineHealth: Costochondritis

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

 

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eMedicineHealth: Costochondritis

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

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