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Could my rib fractures cause shoulder bursitis?

Could my rib fractures cause shoulder bursitis?

It's possible: it could've change your mechanics of the way you use your shoulder. Another thought is that whatever caused the accident and the rib fractures could have also injured your shoulder and that is why you developed the bursitis. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder,fatty liver,high triglycerides idea causing pain?

Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder,fatty liver,high triglycerides idea causing pain?

Right rib cage pain: Could be a retained stone especially if the gallbladder was removed laproscopically or biliary dyskinesia. may also be scarring or what is know as Postcholecysectomy syndrome. You have fatty liver and elevated Tg .Fish oil daily ( 2000 mg) can help with elevated TG . Please call you doctor in AM or visit urgent care/ ER you need evaluation and checking LFT, ultrasound possibly CT ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with injury to the spleen can have left shoulder pain. See you doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

It depends on how: much he's healed. If still significant pain in a week, then no sports until the pain gone. Playing before he is healed, it could make the injury worse and cause chronic pain. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain upper right back rib cage. Oouch! possibilities? No recent physical injury. Feels directly in the ribs. Not any deeper

Sharp shooting pain upper right back rib cage. Oouch! possibilities? No recent physical injury. Feels directly in the ribs. Not any deeper

Rash?: A few things come to mind: shingles (any rash?), pleuritic, muscle cramp, spine misalignment and more. Maybe a chiropractor can help. See a doctor if you have a rash in the area of pain. ...Read more

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Huge lump on rib cage bone spur?

Huge lump on rib cage bone spur?

Cartilage or bone: You should have this evaluated with x-ray and bone scan to help determine if an excisional biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Pain from right hip bone to rib cage, why?

Pain from right hip bone to rib cage, why?

Could be many things: Depends on exact location, groin or outside of hip? Sharp pain that does not go away for while could be muscle pull but if it lasts > 3 weeks need xray and exam. ...Read more

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Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Yes, if multiple: Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic space that creates a cracking sound during scapulothoracic motion that patients associate with pain. ...Read more

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Can I prevent posterior rib fractures from causing snapping scapula?

Time and Massages: Only time will help heal and stop the symptoms ...Read more

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Lump under left rib cage..Could it be a floating rib?

Yes, at the back, --: If its swollen for any reason. Generally ribs do not swell, unless growing a cyst or a tumor in it. These are extremely uncommon, to say the least. A healing fracture off a bone could be felt as a swelling. These are located at the back , on either side of the spine and covered by plenty of muscles. Difficult to be seen or felt easily, except in a very skinny person. ...Read more

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Pain below rib cage while inhaling.

See your doctor: If it hurts when you press on it. It is likely musculoskeletal in origin and may be a muscle strain. If you had a viral infection recently it could be pleurisy or inflammation of your lung lining. If you are tall and skinny, you may have burst a an air filled sac on your lungs. You could have also pulled a muscle doing strenuous sex. You may need a chest x-ray. You should also do testicular exam ...Read more

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What would cause pain under left ribs when bending over? No trauma or bruised ribs!

A couple of thoughts: Pain like you describe is usually seen with enlargement of the spleen. This is typically due to a viral infection, such as mono. Constipation and pockets of gas in your colon can also do this. ...Read more

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Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs ?

Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs ?

More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Pain in the rib wall where the rib cage makes a corner?

Need chest xray: They could be several reason for pain in the rib, from trauma, metabolic, tumor, inflamatory, infectious, perhaps intraabominal or intrathoraxic pathology.Need a lot more detatails about this pain characteristics.Recomended to seeyour fp and chest x-ray.May need more diagnostic testing such as ct scan and or bone scan. ...Read more

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Could sharp needle upper chest pain below my collar bone be caused by shoulder pain or injury.?

Get it checked out: It could be from your shoulder but you should take this pain seriously. There is a slight chance it is coming from your heart. It's a good idea to go to the er. ...Read more

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Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??

Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more

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I'm having lumbar pains from below the rib cage down to the hip level?

Flank pain...: Your pain could be coming from the spine, however, other possibilities to consider based on the location of your pain (the 'flank'): kidney infection, kidney stone, abdominal aortic aneurysm, even diverticulitis or appendicitis. Another often overlooked source of 'flank pain' is caused by irritation of the quadratus lumborum muscle. Your physician can help diagnose your problem. ...Read more