In some individuals, the pain associated with Tietze syndrome resolves on its own without any treatment. Management options for others may include avoidance of strenuous activity, applying heat or ice as directed by your doctor, taking pain medications, and/or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some people benefit from corticosteroid or lidocaine injections if the pain does not respond to any other treatment.
Last updated: 2/19/2017
Are there any research studies investigating new treatments for Tietze syndrome?
The National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. While there may not be any studies listed for a specific condition at a particular point in time, this site is updated often and may be checked periodically. To search for a study, use "Tietze syndrome" as your search term.
Last updated: 11/11/2014
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