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Doctor insights on: A Collapsed Muscle And Muscle Spasm On The Right Rib Flank Area

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I recently bruised my ribs. I'm having severe cramping, muscle spasms in the same area. I can hardly move without being gripped by this terrible pain.

I recently bruised my ribs. I'm having severe cramping, muscle spasms in the same area. I can hardly move without being gripped by this terrible pain.

Fractured ribs: Have you had an x ray following the bruising of your ribs. You may have a fracture d rib. It may be a good idea for you to visit your doctor and discuss the problem with him. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Just returned from the ER sudden sharp cramp feel under right breast and rib area, eased off a little but still hurts when move dr says muscle spasm?

Just returned from the ER sudden sharp cramp feel under right breast and rib area, eased off a little but still hurts when move dr says muscle spasm?

Intercostal Muscles: Pretty common. Anti-inflamatories, ice, rest. It's usually pretty short lived. If it hurts more when you move and take a deep breath it's likely not cardiac. See your doctor as an outpatient in a few days if it continues. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms under right rib cage?

Diaphragm.: It could be your diaphragm. Make sure you stretch your trunk muscles routinely, it could help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have muscle spasms around left or right rib cage?

Is it possible to have muscle spasms around left or right rib cage?

Absolutely: The intercostal muscle insert on the ribs and can certainly go into spasm. There are a number of potential causes and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Keep getting muscle spasms at the sides and bottom of my rib cage mostly happens on the right side. What can cause this? Thankyou!

Keep getting muscle spasms at the sides and bottom of my rib cage mostly happens on the right side. What can cause this? Thankyou!

Several possibilitie: I am sorry to hear of your pain. The differential diagnosis includes scoliosis with muscle spasm along the convexity of the curve, thoracic nerve root injury, or retroperitoneal problems such as kidney stones. I am sure there are others so please see your primary care doctor and discuss the possibilities. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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For the past week, on and off, and mostly only at night, I have had a muscle spasm where my left rib ends. Is this normal?Or is this serious?

For the past week, on and off, and mostly only at night, I have had a muscle spasm where my left rib ends. Is this normal?Or is this serious?

Not serious: This sometimes happens. Try taking some ibuprofen 30 minutes before going to bed. You may also want to visit your chiropractor for 1 or 2 treatments of the ribs. ...Read more

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I am getting severe muscle spasms on the left just under my rib cage. It is painful & I have to wait unable to move until I actually feel it release.

I am getting severe muscle spasms on the left just under my rib cage. It is painful & I have to wait unable to move until I actually feel it release.

Pulled muscle: can do this. Other conditions that can cause pain in this area include Gall bladder disease, pleurisy and heart disease. Your description sounds like you may have stretched too far and pulled a muscle. If you have shortness of breath, sweating, fever or the problem does not resolve see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing muscle spasms at the top of my rib cages?

What could be causing muscle spasms at the top of my rib cages?

Need to be evaluated: Your symptoms of muscle spasm need to be evaluted.Need more detailed history, a physical exam to answer your question so check it with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse refers to falling from the upright position to the ground. Circulatory collapse means the blood circulation is failing due to problems such as poor pumping from the heart, low blood volume ...Read more