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What causes muscle spasms under right rib cage?

What causes muscle spasms under right rib cage?

Diaphragm.: It could be your diaphragm. Make sure you stretch your trunk muscles routinely, it could help. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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What causes muscle spams in the muscles connected to my rib cage?

What causes muscle spams in the muscles connected to my rib cage?

Many reasons: To have spasm in general means the muscles this means the muscle irritated it? The irritation could come from the muscle itself or from the nerve feeding that muscle. The cause for the first one, injury to the muscles, lack of fitness, overwork those muscles. Nerve injury, if the nerve to muscles is injured, that leads to the same thing. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasm beneath rib cage ?

Muscle Spasm: Severe cough and undue exertion like lifting heavy stuff can cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause like muscle spasams/crampy below right ribs?

Any number of: Things can cause this. Possibilities: gallstones, shingles, muscle injury, constipation, colitis, kidney stones or infection, or rarely even cancer. Consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal muscle spasms in the upper stomach?

What causes abdominal muscle spasms in the upper stomach?

Muscle strain/tear: Over working abdominal wall muscles without properly warming them up by stretching them for example before doing multiple long sets of situps will often result in abdominal wall muscle fatigue with resultant abdominal wall muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What causes spasm pain below right rib?

What causes spasm pain below right rib?

Intercostal a: It can be a spam of the intercostal (between rib) muscles. Liver inflammation can cause right lower rib pain as can gall bladder problems. ...Read more

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Muscle on right side under rib cage pain and spasms, what is wrong?

Could be: Chest wall problem like slipped rib, could be a problem with your gall bladder, pancreas, liver, stomach or intestine. See your doctor if the pain persists. ...Read more

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What could be causing muscle spasms at the top of my rib cages?

What could be causing muscle spasms at the top of my rib cages?

Need to be evaluated: Your symptoms of muscle spasm need to be evaluted.Need more detailed history, a physical exam to answer your question so check it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause pain below rib cage?

What can cause pain below rib cage?

There's so much--: -B low the rib cage U have a whole book written on each organ. Needs a little more specificity. A few things that R B low Rlisted. Kidneys, liver, spleen, stomach, small bowel, aorta, vena cava, colon.....list of just 1 of these has many possible causes. B more clear on where the pain is. Just under, R or L & describe the pain. Cramping, after meals, ... ...Read more

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What could cause spasms under the left ribs?

Neck nerve roots : Commonly, the most pain is coming from the largest muscles which is usually the the lattisimus dorsi muscle and other muscles supplied by the c6 and c7 nerve roots in that region. You can identify these muscles and the surface anatomy section of my classic book and the photographs are available at : http://www.Etoims.Com/content/education. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the lower rib cage after laughing?

Explanation: There are a few reason to have pain after laughing. But none of them are dangerous and mostly due to muscle spasm. Hope you do not need medicine, like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin., and pain gone by itself. ...Read more

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I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.

I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.

Electrolyte problem?: The nature of your symptoms - muscle spasms in different areas - suggest a systemic problem (something affecting the entire body), rather than a regional one. Electrolyte abnormalities come to mind, specifically low potassium (hypokalemia). Talk to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to get blood, urine tested to see if there's an explanation as to why it's occurring. Good luck & thanks for posting ...Read more

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What could cause muscle spasms in my chest?

What could cause muscle spasms in my chest?

Overuse: First, always make sure with your doctor that your chest pain is not cardiac or pulmonary. After that, look at the usage of your arms. Activities such as pushups, or frequent pushing/pulling/carrying of items can cause chest muscle discomfort. Other times, muscle spasms of the upper back can radiate to the chest muscles. Physical therapy/ massage or a muscle relaxant can help. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching below my left rib cage. What could be wrong?

Muscle twitching below my left rib cage. What could be wrong?

See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What causes pain under right rib cage in back? The pain is including the ribs.

Long list: Any change in whites of eyes? Dark urine? Can be hepatitis, rib issue, pleurisy.. See a doctor if this is not very short term or getting worse. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems. ...Read more

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What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

Heart, nerves: Heart conditions can cause left upper extremity symptoms. Also, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause the symptoms you describe. If your symptoms are persistent/severe then you should definitely see a physician esp to evaluate for possible heart problems. ...Read more

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What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metabolites from heavy activity are not removed there can be spasm. Other causes can be a trapped nerve root irritating the muscle. Some people have greater likelihood of spasm due to underlying genetic causes. ...Read more

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What causes the muscles are under the left rib cage to hurt?

Many possible causes: Muscle strains, pneumonia in the l lower lobe, spleen inflammation, constipation, gas cramps in the colon, etc. See you doc for furhter evaluation. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more