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Slipping Rib Syndrome
Many people with medical problems are at risk for falling or tripping. This can leave you with broken bones or more serious injuries. You can do many things to make your home safer for you. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help keep your ...Read more
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
I am having 3 rib cartilages removed due to slipping rib syndrome.What should expect during and after surgery? Chest tube? Collapsed lung ?
What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?
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.
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
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
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
Rib torsion/twisted: Is it due to a sports injury or a car accident? You should be seen by a physician for it for evaluation and treatment plan. You might need some imaging studies. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and/or muscle relaxant meds could help. Physical therapy could help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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