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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
35 years in practice
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What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

Dr. Audie Rolnick
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
35 years in practice
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What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
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I feel like I have some kind of inflammation in my rib cage (particularly on my left side). What could cause it and what treatment is available?

Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
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Pleuritis/chondritis: Sounds like pleurisy which is an inflammation on the lining of your lungs. Actually quite common and caused by various infections or inflammation triggers. Typically antiinflammatories (aspirin, naproxen, etc) that are over the counter are helpful. In some people it can be more serious so if it is persistent or not helped by over the counter pain relievers, seek help. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
17 years in practice
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What's the name of an inflammation of the muscles near your rib cage?

Dr. Michele Arnold
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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What's the name of an inflammation of the muscles near your rib cage?

Costochondritis: Pain/inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall (specifically where the ribs attach to the breastbone) is called 'costochondritis'. 'tietze's syndrome' is another term for pain originating from the ribs/cartilage. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Levine
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
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What can I do for this pain under my rib cage on my left side.. I read that this is due to inflammation of the spleen? Possible I have mono?

Dr. Alan Levine
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
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What can I do for this pain under my rib cage on my left side.. I read that this is due to inflammation of the spleen? Possible I have mono?

See your physician: While mono can be one cause of splenic enlargement, it needs to be determined whether your spleen is enlarged, or if your pain is due to another cause. You should be evaluated by your physician to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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I've had chondritis in left rib cage, inflammation of the left eye, and my arms feel heavy and achy all in the past 6 months. What is going on?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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I've had chondritis in left rib cage, inflammation of the left eye, and my arms feel heavy and achy all in the past 6 months. What is going on?

Need more informatio: This is something you need to discuss with your physician. There is a condition called Polychondritis which could also involve the eye. I cannot confirm that this is what you have but something you can discuss with your physician. Relapsing Polychondritis is a systemic process which can cause inflammation in a blood vessels called vasculitis ...Read more

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Dr. John Feola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
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Sharp stabbing pain usually in the same part of rib cage only when breathing. this pain comes mostly when laying down on my side. I think the chiropractor or stomach infection/inflammation might have caused this not sure. had this for 2 years.

Dr. John Feola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Sharp stabbing pain usually in the same part of rib cage only when breathing. this pain comes mostly when laying down on my side. I think the chiropractor or stomach infection/inflammation might have caused this not sure. had this for 2 years.

R/O COSTOCHONDRITIS: You need to be examined have blood work and ekg. If you had a recent viral infection , you may have a post infectious COSTOCHONDRITIS which usually responds to a course of prednisone with taper over 8dys. If this persists, topical voltaren gel and lidocaine patches can help. Lastly PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma injections can be extremely helpful with pain and healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Two weeks ago i fell on my right side hurting my rib cage .Had some xrays done they said just bruised and inflammed ribs however not getting better?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Two weeks ago i fell on my right side hurting my rib cage .Had some xrays done they said just bruised and inflammed ribs however not getting better?

See below: It takes several weeks to heel. If it persists, return to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
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When i put my hand under my left rib cage i feel that it is inflammed abit.. I have bronchitiis(viral) and want to know what this is?

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
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When i put my hand under my left rib cage i feel that it is inflammed abit.. I have bronchitiis(viral) and want to know what this is?

Mgt: If the area becomes more red, swollen, you may have cellulitis. If you have been coughing the area may be sore due to muscle strain. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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I have inflamation under my right rib cage after my meals specially after eating oily foods ,chicken,egg etc.

Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I have inflamation under my right rib cage after my meals specially after eating oily foods ,chicken,egg etc.

Gallbladder: There are a number of potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen. Having a problem with the gallbladder is one cause; which is located in the right upper quadrant and is often aggravated by eating greasy foods. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
48 years in practice
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Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching.. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?

Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
48 years in practice
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Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching.. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?

Out of balance: You may be deficient in 25-oh vit d3, magnesium and vit k2. Dizziness on standing can come from low blood pressure. Heat, topical magnesium oil and gentle stretching are all helpful for pain and stiffness. Getting a good night sleep, eating healthy unprocessed foods every 3 hours while awake , moving through the day , and lowering stress will help restore balance. ...Read more

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