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A 35-year-old female asked:

How long will my intercostal rib muscle tear take to heal? it's so painful. it's been like this for a week.

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 27 years experience
Hard to say: Rib problems can cause a lot of pain for a long time and can cause spasms. This is expected. See your MD for evaluation and meds If needed. If still concerned, additional imaging might be needed. Ibuprofen and a muscle relaxant might help
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Last updated Mar 21, 2017


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