Chest pain on left side.
Doctor Answers (1) on Chest pain on left side.
Costochondritis usually goes away on its own, although it might last for several weeks or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief.
Heat or ice. Try placing hot compresses or a heating pad on the painful area several times a day. Keep the heat on a low setting. Ice also might be helpful.
Rest. Avoid activities that make your pain worse.