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Cracking/popping of my sternum/ribs ever since it popped/cracked a week ago. Should i be worried?

Cracking/popping of my sternum/ribs ever since it popped/cracked a week ago. Should i be worried?

Rib pain: Need to know what happen to your sternum; what evaluation was done (exam, x rays etc); what medication were given etc.; what is your medical history. Ribs fractures are notorious for having lots of pain (maily sharp) which is frustrating. Fracture could take 6 weeks to heal. However, the best way to help is to see your doctor and make sure recovery is going well and nothing new develops. ...Read more

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Is it ok that where my ribs connect to my sternum they pop sometimes? Like popping knuckles. It hurts most of the time until they pop.

Is it ok that where my ribs connect to my sternum they pop sometimes?  Like popping knuckles. It hurts most of the time until they pop.

Yes,it's probably OK: There are joint between your ribs and your sternum that can pop as they move sometimes, and it is not an indication of harm. It is also possible to get costochondritis, or inflammation of those joints, which usually is painful to touch and with movement. If you are having a lot of pain, try low doses of Ibuprofen over the counter for a few days. As with anything, if it doesn't go away see a dr. ...Read more

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What causes cracking and popping in my sternum when i pull my shoulders back?

What causes cracking and popping in my sternum when i pull my shoulders back?

Cartilage : The sound you feel and hear is the joint between your ribs and your sternum. The ribs are joined to the sternum by cartilage and ligaments, just like the other joints in your body. They are supposed to move, and this makes a popping noise. ...Read more

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Have I popping sensation when i push on just below my right side of sternum and ribs meet. underneath i have pain sometime when push/pulling?

Have I  popping sensation when i push on just below my right side of sternum and ribs meet. underneath  i have pain sometime when push/pulling?

There is: CARTILAGE there ...a part of the JOINT that exists between your sternum and the front part of your ribs!! This is the same as "cracking" your KNUCKES! STOP IT! you can irritate these joints and THAT causes a condition known as COSTOCHONDRITIS and THAT HURTS when you push/pull!!!! Hope this helps!] DR Z ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with costochondritis- but have had awful pain and "popping" in my sternum for going on 3 years now.. Help :/?

I was diagnosed with costochondritis- but have had awful pain and "popping" in my sternum for going on 3 years now.. Help :/?

Chostochondritis: You could have a rib a bit displaced. Go see a doctor of osteopathy (do) who can do osteopathic manipulative therapy (omt). Ask first before you go, though, as not all dos do omt. If you cannot find one, check on: www.Aoa-net.Org for one. ...Read more