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Doctor insights on: Slipping Rib

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Is slipping rib syndrome related to hypermobility syndrome in any way?

Possibly: Slipping rib syndrome is also known as tietze's syndrome. As like any joint, if you have increased flexibility, your ribs can easily move in and out of place as well. ...Read more

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Is slipping rib syndrome different from Costochondritis? Would xrays show it? I was told its costochondritis but I went cause my ribs cave in like srs

Is slipping rib syndrome different from Costochondritis? Would xrays show it? I was told its costochondritis but I went cause my ribs cave in like srs

Different : Neither can be seen on Xray as too subtle. Slipped rib syndrome is often a missed diagnosis as it is not taught in many medical schools. See this link (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1150226/). It is more common in people who are 'hyper mobile'. Costochondrotis is an inflammation of the rib/cartilage and is different. It can follow a viral illness https://www.southerncross.co.nz/gr ...Read more

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Right rib cage looks like it is dented in, causes me infrequent pain/cant take deep breath, . Research lead me to slipping rib syndrome. How common?

Rib cage: Except for the last rib in the back of the rib cage the ribs are fixed to the sternum in the front and the vertebrae in the back. I don't see how a rib can slip unless it's fractured. Flaring of the lower ribs in the front aren't unusual but shouldn't cause pain, but a pinched intercostal nerve(between 2 ribs) can cause a sharp pain on inspiration. See a thoracic surgeon as needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?

Yes: All of the above listed symptoms may occur. Including tenderness with palpation of the rib. Depending on he area involved pain usually occurs due to irritation and impingement of the intercostal nerve above the affected rib or pressure on the costochondral joint itself. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have slipping rib syndrome? I've had upper left abdominal pain, rib pain, and sternum pain for 5 wks. Also get chest pain.

Physical examination: And a chest xray will aid in making this diagnosis. Characteristic exam findings can be found but only with a doctor putting hands on the patient as well as excluding other causes if chest/abdominal pain. Suggest seeking a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is there any fix for a torn 1st rib cartilage that happened nearly two years ago? I'm still having issues with rib slipping! my gp says unlikely!

Is there any fix for a torn 1st rib cartilage that happened nearly two years ago? I'm still having issues with rib slipping!  my gp says unlikely!

Next opinion: If you have truly been diagnosed with a torn rib cartilage (probably by mri), and it hasn't healed in 2 years; then it is time to find an orthopedist versed in this type of thing to fix it. We family practitioners are good 95% of the time, but when it comes to specialty decision-making and treatments, know when it's time to talk to the next man in line. Talk to your friends: find your orthopod! ...Read more

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I have eds3. A few of my ribs keep slipping out of place causing extreme pain until they slip back in. Exercises or other ways to help stop this?!

I have eds3. A few of my ribs keep slipping out of place causing extreme pain until they slip back in. Exercises or other ways to help stop this?!

Ehlers-Danlos Synd?: Rib placement controlled by rib shape/stiffness (different vertical & horizontal), costochondral joints, intercostal muscules & tendons, diaphragm contraction (pulls lower ribs inward & up), intrapleural vacuum & lung expansion (by ?ed pressure outside body). Positioning very dependent on balances of forces between all these. Find a Robin Mckenzie therapist to help you experiment & find solutions. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a slipped rib can affect your spleen?

Is it possible that a slipped rib can affect your spleen?

Slipped rib: Or rather a fractured rib in a massive trauma can affect your spleen, but not otherwise ...Read more