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Muscle Spasms Rib Cage Area
Either: Cold/ice applied for 15-20 minutes can reduce pain and inflammation and is usually my preferred form of "modality" treatment. Heat, can reduce spasm, but spasm is often a secondary response to injured or inflamed tissue. Heat often feels better during application, but symptoms often do not improve as the heat can promote continued inflammation. ...Read more
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Absolutely: The intercostal muscle insert on the ribs and can certainly go into spasm. There are a number of potential causes and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Keep getting muscle spasms at the sides and bottom of my rib cage mostly happens on the right side. What can cause this? Thankyou!
I am sorry to hear of your pain. The differential diagnosis includes scoliosis with muscle spasm along the convexity of the curve, thoracic nerve root injury, or retroperitoneal problems such as kidney stones.
I am sure there are others so please see your primary care doctor and discuss the possibilities. Good luck and take care. ...Read more
I am getting severe muscle spasms on the left just under my rib cage. It is painful & I have to wait unable to move until I actually feel it release.
Pulled muscle: Can do this. Other conditions that can cause pain in this area include Gall bladder disease, pleurisy and heart disease. Your description sounds like you may have stretched too far and pulled a muscle. If you have shortness of breath, sweating, fever or the problem does not resolve see a doctor. ...Read more
I've been getting terrible muscle spasms on both sides of my rib cage. It seems that lying down and waiting it out is all I can do. But they are PAINF?
Many problems: A Osteochronditis, Neurotic interribs. Bad positions Pleiades etc could be be the etiology of you condition. ...Read more
My husband has muscle spasms in the front side of is rib cage on both sides is sometimes knocks the breath out of him. Why? What can we do?
See your PCP: Regardless the reason, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a referral to a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more
Been having a slight pressure/fluttery feeling right below my left rib cage. Not experiencing any pain but have had it for about a week now and beginning to get concerned. A friend said it could be a muscle spasm. Should I be concerned?
I think you're...: ...already concerned! Here are some reasons that I, as a doctor, would also be concerned: 1) if it IS painful. 2) If you get other symptoms with it. 3) If it interferes with your regular activities 4) If you're REALLY worried. Sometimes a visit to the doctor is therapeutic if only to reassure you that there's nothing to worry about. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I've been having weird gurgling in my chest (left side) snd what feels like muscle spasms under rib cage...What could it be? I have anxiety&stress
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
I am a 40 yo female with no family hx of heart problems and otherwise healthy. Having muscle spasms under left rib cage no pain 4 or 5 a day for 2 day?
Rib cage: The pains you describe are not likely to relate to the heart. They are more likely musculoskeletal, neurological or inflammatory in nature. ...Read more
What could be causing a nagging pain in the middle of my back toward my right side and the pain running under my right rib cage? I experienced this pain a couple months ago and was told it was a muscle spasm and was prescribed a muscle relaxer. This past
No problem.: The muscle relaxer was instrumental in relieving the pain. If you have no pain, stay home. ...Read more
I am having painless muscle spasms directly below my right breast near rib cage, what causes this? Could this be stress related?
I often get muscle spasms at the base of my right rib cage when I bend over or after I play tennis. Goes away if it stand up straight. What is it?
I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.
Electrolyte problem?: The nature of your symptoms - muscle spasms in different areas - suggest a systemic problem (something affecting the entire body), rather than a regional one. Electrolyte abnormalities come to mind, specifically low potassium (hypokalemia). Talk to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to get blood, urine tested to see if there's an explanation as to why it's occurring. Good luck & thanks for posting ...Read more
4 days ago (Sun) a mild pain started in my right side under the rib cage and slightly towards my back. It worsened over night and I saw Dr Monday who DX muscle spasm - also gave me a flu shot. Developed a fever w/chills on Tues evening and saw immediat
? Flu vax reaction: The original symptoms may have been muscle inflammation, gall bladder attack or inflammation/infection of the right lung. The fever and chills could have been a reaction to the flu shot but infection in lung or gall bladder must be considered depending on the appearance of other symptoms. Call your physician if symptoms persist or change. ...Read more
I am 21. I do have problems with my heart, I keep feeling something like a muscle spasm under my left breast in my rib cage should I worry?
Muscle spasms under right rib cage with something bluging like a hernia below the breast bone. Sometimes I have to push it back in. Sever pain.
Muscle spasm: This could be a muscle spasm. I have heard this description many times before. Hernias do not occur in the upper abdomen by the rib cage. They do occur in the middle. The muscle spasm can cause severe pain, and "ball up", mimicking a hernia. Best however to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more
I am hurting in my rib cage area to the point it hurts to wear my bra. I started working out could that be a stained muscles? And do I need to go to the doctor? Is there a home remdy I can do to relax the pain?
Muscle sprain common: Rib dysfunction, too small bra, could contribute also. Deep breathing may help alleviate, heat pack early on also. ...Read more
If you have pain in the left flank area that wraps around the side and to the front just under rib cage would that be kidney, muscle or what?
Remedies for a strain somewhr in the chest/back/rib cage area that caused all the muscles in those areas to contract and diffclty in breathing?
I'm having right side rib cage pain is it my liver or no? When I touch a certain bone in that area it hurts so its more likely muscle pain you think?
It feels tight under my right rib cage above my hip bone, no pain when I touched it, not really a lump just hard area maybe muscle hopefully.
Hopefully: This condition will be examined, I could not begin to guess; however, it might be muscular; however, requires an examination- asap. ...Read more
I was throwing up a lot two days ago stomach bug. Is it possible to pull muscles in the stomach and upper rib cage area? I'm very sore.
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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