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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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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