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How To Get Rid Of Rib Pain
Depends on how: .. you got the rib pain. Sometimes you can hurt your intercostal muscles by exerting too much physical activity. This twisting injury can take weeks to heal properly, though typically will take 3-5 days of rest and anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. If your ribs are hurt through traumatic injury, you may have fractured 1 or 2 of them and will need Xrays to identify and treat. ...Read more
Evaluation needed: Sensation of gas and pressure in the chest and back may not be related to gas at all, e.g. cardiac pain may feel like gas. Best would be to be evaluated by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Pain specialist: This is most likely an intercostal neuralgia, or irritation of the nerve associated with each rib. A qualified pain management specialist should evaluate you to assess the condition. Treatment consists of intercoatal nerve block coupled with rib mobilization techniques to restore proper rib motion. ...Read more
Depends: If the hump is in an amenable location, surgical resection of the piece of rib can make the protruding rib shape disappear. This is purely a cosmetic procedure, though. You can have chronic pain after the procedure if the nerves that run under the ribs are damaged severely. Also, many insurances will not pay for this as it is only cosmetic. If you are still interested, check with your doctors. ...Read more
Talk to surgeon: If you mean that it protrudes out, then I suppose there might be thoracic surgeons who could address that problem. However, you'd want to thoroughly discuss the risks versus the benefits, and the reasons you want to undergo such a procedure. ...Read more
How do you get rid of air in the left rib area. Saw a dr. This a.M. He daisaid not serious. Very uncomfortable! Help.
Why flared: Determine why flared first. If born with these then may be permanent. See a dr. And discuss with them the when, where, why and what can be done about it then. ...Read more
Were you born this: Way? If so, it might actually be irreversible, especially if it is on both sides. If it is on one side only, it could come from a misaligned spine, so have an orthopedic surgeon check you out. ...Read more
Im. Havibg a muscle spasim under left rib cage it hurts and I gave to stetch and move ti get rid of. It what coukd it be?
Dehydration: Common causes of muscle spasms are dehydration and not having the correct vitamin/minerals around. I suggest drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily and avoiding caffeine and alcohol (they cause dehydration) and adding a multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily. Regular stretching or yoga can also help. ...Read more
I have a side stitch on my right side under my ribs from running. It won't go away even after three days. How do I get rid of this?
Stitch side: Hello~ you are unfit and you should get back out there and start running again but slower and guarding the side and you'll probably find that when you warm up it will go away. The fitter you are the less troubled by stitches you will be. But you must also learn how to pace yourself when exercising. Run within your own comfortable capacity. Keep up with no-one except yourself! Thanks ...Read more
I have a bumb on the top of my rib cage I think its a cyst. How do I get rid of it and can it turn into cancer?
You can't: Specifically get rid of lower abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity & ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. No matter what ads promise – you can't spot reduce without surgery. ...Read more
Here are some...: Is feeling gas-trapping new or old, periodic or recurrent or constant? For a 16-y-o young, gas-trapping in bowel is very uncommon except someone very inactive + drug abuse + poor dieting. So, seek evaluation and counseling so to pan out how to improve bowel regularity, chiefly by dietary modification, keeping active, rarely maybe needing laxative by mouth or suppository via rectum. ...Read more
Correcting low T4: Correcting your hypothyroidi should be the first step towards improving your physique. Keep in mind that if indeed your hypothyroidism is profound, your body will have significant water retention giving the appearance of "puffy face" and swollen tissues. This will reolve overtime with treatment and improved thyroid levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer