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Upper Rib Sprain
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
I believe I have an intercostal tear/sprain on my lower left ribs in my side. How can I determine if I need medical attention?
Do not self diagnose: See a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain at my ribs area under my right chest when I breathe. I have not experience such pains before. Could it be a muscle sprain?
Several: Yes, muscles are there and pulls and strains can occur. But full story is needed. Fever, chills, cough, smoking may lead toward a viral or other pneumonia and pleurisy. Cancer, surgery, obesity, sedentary would lead toward clots and pulmonary infarct. Gather your facts and see your pcp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle. Just appeared today. Just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal. Sprain?
Could I mistake a ruptured spleen with an intercostal sprain? The pain is on the left side and back near the "floating" ribs. No blunt trauma at all.
4/10 pain on right flank, along mid ribs. Deep inhalation and lying down hurts 8/10. Slept on futon and carried duffel day before. Muscle sprain?
Might be..: It sounds like you might have sprained your side muscles or rib cage. Ice the area and take anti inflammatory meds (like ibuprofen)if you are not allergic in order to improve symptoms. However, if you develop abdominal pain, urinary abnormalities, trouble breathing, then it might not be related to a strain and then you would need immediate evaluation. If this happens go to urgent care clinic. ...Read more
I've had upper chest and back pain that feels like a sprain. What can I do to alleviate the pain?
How long does it take for a sprain on your left chest above your breast under your shoulder to heal? I'm 17 and weigh 86 pounds and I'm 5, 6.
Seriously skinny!: You are very thin for your size. Unless this is familial you may be underweight from malnutrition. That will make healing from anything way tougher. Please get evaluated as soon as possible. Severe low weight due to poor diet can cause serious medical problems. Decrease activities that cause pain for now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hey, I'm 17 and underweight but I have a sprain on my left chest area above my breast and below my shoulder. How do you take care of it in that area?
I have swelling of upper chest, below clavicle sternum connection from strained/sprained ligaments, how long does it take before swelling goes down?
A while: Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. ...Read more
Went to the docs as had bad back pain was diagnosed as having sprained my trapezius muscle. Had chest pain for 8 hours, feeling drowsy and light heade?
I woke up with neck pain and shoulder pain and have had a little big of upper chest pain. Muscle spasm or sprain?
Spasm or strain: Sprain vs strain vs spasm: a sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament. A strain is an injury of a muscle and/or tendon. Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have nasal congestion and I breathe in forcefully and now the left side of my chest hurts on deep inhale, did I sprain it?
I went to the ER for chest pain which started with what I thought was a calf sprain. They did CT scan to rule out blood clot, so is it a sprain?
Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more