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What are some solutions for slipping rib syndrome?

What are some solutions for slipping rib syndrome?

Supporting: WITHOUT BINDING is the best approach Garments which support the chest (including the breastbone and ribs all the way down to the upper abdomen (women can find BRAS which do this and are commonly available!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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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

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What kind of doctor can diagnose and treat a slipped rib?

What kind of doctor can diagnose and treat a slipped rib?

Surgeon....: orthopedic surgeon would be a good idea especially for the initial diagnosis. A thoracic surgeon might be required for surgical correction if needed. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated or slipped rib put pressure on your organs like the kidneys in your back or any organ? I read it can.

Can a dislocated or slipped rib put pressure on your organs like the kidneys in your back or any organ? I read it can.

Rib injury: It usually takes an injury to dislocate a rib from the spine or sternum(breast bone). This results in severe pain and can cause significant damage to the lungs, heart or some nerves. Mild dislocations are less painful and may need no treatment unlike a dislocated rib. A physician should be consulted for significant rib injuries. ...Read more

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How is slipped rib/:floating rib syndrome diagnosed? Does it show up on X-ray or CT scan?

How is slipped rib/:floating rib syndrome diagnosed? Does it show up on X-ray or CT scan?

History and exam: Everyone generally has at least one floating ribs some have a couple on each side though usually the lower ribs. They can get irritated on your hip or on the ledge of a couch when you're leaning or a variety of other things. They are slow to heal. Sometimes you can feel them slip underneath another rib. That is uncomfortable. There's a lot of carlatun these ribs which is slow to heal. Even chest x-rays are not very helpful. Sometimes diagnostic nerve block can define things. ...Read more

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I have pain in my rib area , what could it be?

Nonspecific: Depends where in the rib area you have pain. Also depends if pain is constant or only with deep breathing. Also does this occur at rest or with activity. Many causes of 'rib' pain. One needs to exclude life threatening issues first. If pain worse then always see your md. ...Read more

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Right rib pain?

Right rib pain?

Rib pain: There are several potential causes of pain in this location. The most common causes are probably strain of the muscles between the ribs or of the cartilage joints connecting the ribs to the sternum. This can be caused, typically, by heavy lifting or other vigorous physical activity. Most of the time, if this is all that is going on, it will respond to standard anti inflammatory medications within ...Read more

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