What are some home remedies for costochondritis?
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
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