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Intercostal muscle cramps
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Depends: Injury to the diaphragm is not feasible unless there is systemic muscle disease. Intercostal muscle could be injured as part of a bruise and would hea... Read More
2 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 48-year-old male asked:
How long does diaphragm and intercostal muscle injuries last? i've had this issue for 4 months now and it's starting to worry me?
Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Injuries: I don't know what kind of diaphragm injury you had, but rib cage injury, even rib fracture, usually heals by 3 months. Perhaps you should consult a th... Read More
2 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 51-year-old male asked:
I am carrying excess weight around the girth area and i find when i need to bend to the left or right i suffer with severe intercostal muscle spasms.
Dr. Oscar Novickanswered
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Excess weight: The obvious solution is to take off at least ten pounds
352 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 16-year-old female asked:
I am able to push a small part of my rib (intercostal muscle perhaps?) (to the middle of my body) in and out so it clicks? i have never injured them?
Dr. Mohammed Karimanswered
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Probably Normal: Your bone is still growing. You still have lots of cartilage to grow into bone. Hearing a clicking sound while a joint moves (in your case name of jo... Read More
3.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harperanswered
General Surgery 54 years experience
Trauma: Usually some type of injury.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitzanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: It's not uncommon to strain or partially tear an intercostal muscle while coughing . Rest and time should heal this. If pain persists, see your physic... Read More
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
A Verified Doctoranswered
34 years experience
Sure: Can be seen in athletes who do a lot of twisting of the upper body. Think of a base ball player at the plate. Occurs in weight lifters too. Not all th... Read More
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old male asked:
Effective stretches for strained pectoral/intercostal muscle? injury occurred 3+weeks ago. pain is back after light workout not involving chest.
Dr. Lauren Elsonanswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Rest/sports med eval: Pain after workout not involving chest likely from increased respiratory volume (deeper breathing) that occurs during exercise. A physical therapist c... Read More
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 44-year-old female asked:
What is best way to get rid of a big knot in intercostal muscle?it's right where my bra strap hits.side of breast.is that a common occurrence there?
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facsanswered
General Surgery 19 years experience
Better bra: You may need a massage to work out which eve issue is there now. Consider different bra, properly fitted. Also, see how you wear your purse, bag, or... Read More
2.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 27-year-old female asked:
How do i know if i have an intercostal muscle strain or a fractured rib from persistent, deep coughing/bronchitis?
Dr. Stephen Daquinoanswered
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Tough Call: I've seen ribs break from coughing. Can be hard to tell. If it hurts more pinpoint directly over bone the chances of a rib fracture are higher. Interc... Read More
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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