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Well, first of all I would like to tell you that costochondritis
is inflammation of the costal cartilage
connecting the ribs with the breast bone(sternum
). It can have a very non specific cause or can follow any kind of physical trauma like banging to a table, fall, injury while playing, etc. The main treatment modality for costochondritis is rest as much as possible(no strenous physical activity) and pain killers and anti-inflammatory medicines. Ibuprofen
is a nice and strong medicine, but you can even try paracetamol
if the pain is not being relieved. The pain should settle in another day or two. The more rest she gives to those cartilages, the faster they will heal.
Hope I have been successful in answering your questions and I will be available for any further queries of yours if any. Take care and stay healthy.