A 23-year-old female asked:
im pretty sure i pulled or strained a muscle right below my left bottom rib i was wondering how i should treat it for the fastest recovery time.
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Wyatt answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
No quick answer: Resting the area is the only treatment. Unfortunately, when you strain a muscle near the ribs, it is impossible to 100% rest is - due to the need of the diaphragm and ribs for breathing... So don't over-do it with activity and be careful with coughing/sneezing and lying on that side while sleeping...
Answered on Nov 6, 2013
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