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Intermittent intercostal pain (sternum area) for 6 months. Longtime weightlifter & tennis player. No pain when running hard. Why so long to heal??

Intermittent intercostal pain (sternum area) for 6 months.  Longtime weightlifter & tennis player.  No pain when running hard.  Why so long to heal??

Intercostal pain: Make sure its not related to a condition called ankylosing spondylitis which can affect ribs too. Have doctor check a test called 'HLA B27' especially if you have unusual spinal stiffness or a history of eye inflammation called iritis or conjunctivitis, usually in a single eye. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of intercostal rib pain in the back?

What are the symptoms of intercostal  rib pain in the back?

Muscle pain near: The spine. The pain will b between the ribs not over the rib itself. Hurta 2 breath in, cough, bend sideways away from the painful side. Nsaids, ice, activity modification. If of sudden onset 4 no reason c ur pcp 2 r/o pe. ...Read more

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Can intercostal muscles cause rib pain and discomfort in the chest. Been off going on 4mths. My job consists of twisting and very heavy lifting?

Can intercostal muscles cause rib pain and discomfort in the chest. Been off going on 4mths. My job consists of twisting and very heavy lifting?

Maybe: Although no one can tell without a physical exam, this can certainly happen, and can definitely cause pain. If you can reproduce the pain by pressing on/between your ribs, that would make that a more likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of intercostal retraction?

What is the meaning of intercostal retraction?

Hard breathing: You can see the skin sucked in between the ribs when breathing is hard. These may be seen in an elite shirtless runner or someone who is gravely sick struggling to breathe. ...Read more

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I believe im suffering from. An intercostal tear from simply leaning on something wrong. But the pain is incredible. Could it be something worse?

I believe im suffering from. An intercostal tear from simply leaning on something wrong. But the pain is incredible. Could it be something worse?

Chest wall pain?: Acute chest wall pain is usually not serious, but prompt medical attention should be carefully considered for any type of severe chest pain. Chest wall pain is usually worsened by applying pressure to the area. It is not worsened by climbing stairs or deep breathing. If chest pain is different from this description, or lasting more than a few days, or severe, then prompt medical care is needed. ...Read more

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What's intercostal breathing like?

What's intercostal breathing like?

Breathing Pattern: One is not aware of noraml quite breathing. During breathing difficulty (multiple reasons) accessory muscles are active in controling brathing. Intercostal muscles are one of them. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my right 2nd intercostal space. What could that suggest pls?

I feel pain in my right 2nd intercostal space. What could that suggest pls?

Most likely it's: Musculoskeletal or pleuritic (inflamed lining of the lungs) pain. Follow up with ur dr if symptom worsens or for any concerns. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain. ...Read more

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What are therapies for intercostal neuritis?

What are therapies for intercostal neuritis?

See below: It is imandatory to find what is the cause of the condition. This will determine treatment modalities which might include prescription medications of selective intercostal nerve root block . You need to see your doctor for recomendations regarding the future diagnostic testing and advice. ...Read more

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What are the therapies needed for intercostal neuritis?

What are the therapies needed for intercostal neuritis?

Intercostal neuritis: The most common treatment after medication is a local injection at the point of pain with a medication that can block the pain. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my right second intercostal space. What could be the cause pls?

Intercostal myalgia/: You have an irriation of the muscle between your ribs. Use advil or aleve (naproxen) as needed. Avoid tight restrictive clothing, no heavy lifting or bending. Biofreeze is an excellnet product for external use. ...Read more

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What is an intercostal nerve block?

What is an intercostal nerve block?

Nerves near ribs: The intercostal nerves run along each rib. For an intercostal nerve block, the doctor injects local anesthesia near the nerve to block pain sensation. These blocks can be good for pain relief with rib fractures or other kinds of pain in the chest area. There are risks such as lung puncture, so they should only be done by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Can coughing tear an intercostal muscle?

Can coughing tear an intercostal muscle?

Yes: It's not uncommon to strain or partially tear an intercostal muscle while coughing . Rest and time should heal this. If pain persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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In which intercostal space is thoracentesis performed?

In which intercostal space is thoracentesis performed?

Posterolateral: Today most thoracentesis is ultrasound guided to avoid injury to lungs, liver or other structures. it is typically done along the posterior axillary line, intercostal space is primarily determined by location of pleural fluid. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent solution for intercostal neuralgia?

Is there a permanent solution for intercostal neuralgia?

Neuralgia: Treatment depends on the cause of the neuralgia. Consider seeing a neurologist to evaluate the underlying cause. If it is shingles, there are some medications which can significantly dampen the pain. If it is a spine lesion compressing that root, treatment will depend on the nature of the lesion. ...Read more