We all want to know how long will it last. Or how long can Costochondritis last....
For those who are really blessed with early diagnoses, combined with the fact that the condition is costo alone and they really take it easy (stop lifting light/heavy objects or doing activities that irritate it/ keep your posture up and chest open, and take care of themselves)- it should last up to 6 weeks in a minor case. (some costo sufferers have fibromyalgia or other auto-immune problems and costo is merely a symptom)
Major cases can be chronic and last up to 30 years or longer. =(
For those who say no matter what, it will go away in 6 weeks. My friends, they are wrong. It is different for everyone. I only say that because if you are newly diagnosed...please please please take care of yourself. You do NOT want to be in the same position as many of us are. You want this to be a distant memory!!! So take care of your costo. Do not expect it resolve without your help.
I have met several women who have had it over 30 years and many who have had it for only 6 weeks....take my survey on the right hand side to see the results of different cases.
Hugs and healing to everyone!! I hope with all my heart your case is short lived!