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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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Have post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Since 18 get chest pain on exercise. See profile for tests. I'm 22. Should I have CT scan?

Have post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Since 18 get chest pain on exercise. See profile for tests. I'm 22. Should I have CT scan?

Pots: Pots seems to affect young women and may sometimes occur after mono.Your chest pain may be due to the fluctuations in your blood pressure while exercising. Try drinking fluids and maybe exercise at short intervals like 30 minutes at a time. You might discuss the use of a beta blocker with your doctor. I think a ct scan would be non revealing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about 12th rib syndrome?

Can you tell me about 12th rib syndrome?

Loose rib: One of the bottom ribs attachments to the rest of the chest is loose for some reason, and it feels like a part of the chest is ripping out.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3748696/ ...Read more

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Rib torsion/twisted rib syndrome. How best to treat?

Rib torsion/twisted rib syndrome. How best to treat?

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 more

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What percent of first rib resections are unsuccessful for thoracic outlet syndrome?

What percent of first rib resections are unsuccessful for thoracic outlet syndrome?

85%-90% success: These results suggest that surgical decompression can alleviate pain and quality of life in patients with a wide range of abnormalities at the thoracic outlet. ...Read more

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Having a hard time finding any success stories for people who have had a rib resected for thoracic outlet syndrome. Does this surgery work?

Having a hard time finding any success stories for people who have had a rib resected for thoracic outlet syndrome. Does this surgery work?

Yes: You are not looking hard enough. The first line of treatment is physical therapy, followed by life style modification, weight loss, etc. Surgery is a time tested therapy which has improved over time, and carries excellent results. ...Read more

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What does this mean: cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

What does this mean: cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Nerves are pinched: Thoracic outlet is the result of the big nerves and blood vessels in the neck and chest being pinched by the muscles and bones at the top of the rib cage as they exit towards the arms. A cervical rib is just one cause of this problem. It can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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What is the link between a? Cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

What is the link between a? Cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Varies: Many people remain asymptomatic with a cervical rib. The most severe complication is thoracic outlet syndrome caused by compression of the brachial plexus (weakness in affected arm) and/or subclavian artery (decreased pulses in affected arm). ...Read more

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How do people do after first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

How do people do after first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Symptoms improve: TOS surgery can provide good relief of referred symptoms; however, there are many variables. The severity of the condition prior to surgical release and the health of the patient. With an accurate diagnosis and good surgical technique without complication there is a good chance that symptoms related to TOS will resolve. ...Read more

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What is the success rate for first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

85%-90% success: These results suggest that surgical decompression can alleviate pain and quality of life in patients with a wide range of abnormalities at the thoracic outlet. ...Read more

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Why are the results of first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome so bad?

Why are the results of first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome so bad?

Thoracic Rib: Resection results should not be bad. I have referred you last question to a Thoracic Surgeon to answer. They have experience with this procedure so should be able to give you better information. ...Read more

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Do doctors, during surgery really remove a rib to treat thoracic outlet syndrome?

Do doctors, during surgery really remove a rib to treat thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes: Thoracic out let syndrome is caused by narrowing of the space in the chest that contains the nerves (brachial plexus) and arteries (axillary artery and veins). Sometimes an extra rib, called the cervical rib narrows the space. Usually it is the 1st rib and the anterior scalene muscle. Surgery to remove the 1st rib and the ant scalene muscle can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel normal again after a first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

How long does it take to feel normal again after a first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

6 weeks to 4 months: Most patients will feel pretty good in 6-8 weeks. This is the amount of time it takes for most of the surgical pain to subside. However, it usually takes 3-4 months for symptoms to completely subside and patients feel as good as they will feel. Return to work for light duty is possible in 2-4 weeks, but return to heavy labor is a minimum of 3 months. ...Read more

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What activities could be limited in the long term after a first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

What activities could be limited in the long term after a first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

No restrictions: The first rib removal, should have no significant effect on activities in the long term. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have 100% return to normal activity after first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Is it possible to have 100% return to normal activity after first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

TOS: Resection of the first rib should not result in any limitation in normal activity. The primary limitation is the potential for residual TOS symptoms. If you are involved in activities that require overhead maneuvers, like rockclimbing or work that requires reaching, it is unlikely that a patient will be completely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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First rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome 6 months ago still haven't gotten relief pain just as bad. Should I be concerned?

Yes: This is a difficult situation diagnosis to deal with. There can be other reasons for the pain and I think you should see your surgeon again, and possibly a pain specialist. ...Read more

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How do patients do after first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

How do patients do after first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Experience and appro: First rib resection for TOS is usually via the armpit or above the claviclr. Experienced surgeons get relief of symptoms in more than 90% of patints with sensory symptoms and slightly less with vascular symptoms. Recovery may take 4-6 weeks depending on approach and symptoms. Physical therapy may still be necessary post op ...Read more