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A 26-year-old female asked:

Twisting force caused tear sensation in back 9-11 ribs w/ initial severe pain w/ sitting up and breathing. 1.5 years later muscle still gets sore. ?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Was there rib fractu: This may have been a fracture or a separation of the rib cartilage. If it does not heal completely there can be a tear that periodically separates. There may have been a problem with the healing that puts the muscle at risk. You can discuss this with your physiciana nd look at the imaging.
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