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Inflammation Of Cartilage Between Ribs And Breastbone
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Can costochondritis / inflammation cause left flank and pain at/near bottom rib or is it limited to the sternum/upper rib area?
What muscles are attached in the costochondral sternum junction of the first and second ribs? I have a costochondral sep and muscles are affected.
Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?
Yes and no: An x-ray can show a fracture of the ribs but will not show a bruise. However, rib fractures can be hard to see and may be missed. Which organ are you referring to? Organ damage is hard to see on x-ray depending on the organ. Lung damage can be seen but you will need a CT scan with Contrast to see Liver, spleen or kidney damage. ...Read more
Could chondritis cause flares of aching pain under and around bottom of rib cage, front and back, that worsens with activity and improves lying down?
Unlikely: Other issues are more likely. Have you seen a rheumatologist? ...Read more
Left side chest pain all the time from several days. Pain can be pinpointed between the joint of rib and the sternum. Chest squeeze/long breath =pain.
Chest wall pain: Hi, if this chest pain is not brought on by exertion (walking, running, exercise) and is there all the time with movement of your torso or pushing on a specific spot with your finger, it is most likely a chest wall pain/costochondritis. Consider warm or cold compress, and taking ibuprofen like medication may help. ...Read more
Causes of rib pain from xiphoid process to the right side along ribs. Definitely rib pain the dr said?
Talk to MD: The nerves from you spine travel along the edge of the ribs to the xyphoid process, so any inflammation or irritation of the nerve at that level will feel like pain along the distribution of that nerve. Keep in touch with md to make sure nothing else is going on, but the rib pain diagnosis seems accurate based on this information. ...Read more
Need chest xray: They could be several reason for pain in the rib, from trauma, metabolic, tumor, inflamatory, infectious, perhaps intraabominal or intrathoraxic pathology.Need a lot more detatails about this pain characteristics.Recomended to seeyour fp and chest x-ray.May need more diagnostic testing such as ct scan and or bone scan. ...Read more
Pain on upper rightside of chest behind the breastbone, between top breast and collarbone like a burn when moving in certain positions or deep inhale?
See below: If it hurts when you move your arms against resistance without moving your body the pain is musculoskeletal. Otherwise it sound like esophageal pain. Take milk and Prilosec. If the pain is relieved, avoid alcohol and spicy foods until it resolves. If it stays or recurs, see your MD. Reflux (GERD) may be a factor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Costochondritis: This is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. It is inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. Treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory medications and rest, avoiding strenuous activity until symptoms resolve. Cold packs can help reduce swelling. ...Read more
Can liver inflammation cause chest wall pain localized on the last rib on both sides just above the abdomen?
Possible: This can happen with irritation of the diaphragm from something taking place within the abdomen, but would not make that assumption without being examined and assessed by a professional. See your doctor. ...Read more
One of my lower ribs sticks out a little in front of the stomach.No pain.Maybe from an old gymnastics injury.Maybe cartilage growth or split rib cage?
Ribs: It could be any of these things but I suggest that none of them should cause you any problem ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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