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Sharp Pain In Middle Of Rib Cage
Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Try stretching: To see if this helps or hurts. Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Rib cage pain: It could be several things, first of all when does it occur, how long does it last, does physical activity any difference ? Most likely it is of musculoskeletal origin. ...Read more