Posted by: Ribs | 2011/02/05

sharp pain in/between ribs

I have pain (what feels like) between my ribs on my right side. The pain originally felt like I''d ''over-strecthed'' my side and was just a little sore in the general area, but it has gradually gotten worse over the last few days.
I had previously only felt the pain when I lay down on that particular side. However, it seems to come and go regardless of movement now - a very sharp, intense localised pain in one spot seems to come and go every few minutes or so (to the point that I jump suddenly or double over in pain) and particularly a few seconds after breathing out after a deep breath (otherwise regular breathing doesn''t appear to hurt). I''m inclined to think this is just some sort of intercostal tear or the like - does this sound likely?

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It is most probably due to costo-condritis or an injury to your rib or a muscle connecting to the rib. I suggest that you use Myprodol for at least five days. If the pain does not subside, you should consult your doctor for a chest x-ray.


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Posted by: Zexeon | 2011/02/05

It might be due to what you think about and when you start concentrating on you breathing your pain goes away if this is the case if possible maybe ...

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