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What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

Time: Becareful of the term dislocates ribs. The small rib joints (where they attach) can get sprained but rarely completely dislocate. Either way, they will take their time to heal. Occasionally therapy may be helpful for any soft tissue massages.

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Had my neck, back adjusted and a dislocated rib popped back in. Came home and started feeling very warm and feverish. Is this normal?

Had my neck, back adjusted and a dislocated rib popped back in. Came home and started feeling very warm and feverish. Is this normal?

Fever: Is usually not normal. Whether is related to the adjusted and the dislocated may be hard to tell. Let the person that adjusted your neck know your symptoms

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My chiropractor told me I have a dislocated rib. He keeps adjusting it in place but it keeps popping back out. I'm icing it. What should I do next?

My chiropractor told me I have a dislocated rib. He keeps adjusting it in place but it keeps popping back out. I'm icing it. What should I do next?

Get second opinion: I would see an Orthopedist (Medical Doctor) for a second opinion. Do not recognize "dislocated" when it comes to ribs...Get someone else to look at it Hope this helps Dr Z PS It does NOT sound "serious"...

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Should a chiropractor be able to fix a dislocated rib in one visit? I was given a very gentle adjustmt & some PT, and asked to return tomorrow. Legit?

Should a chiropractor be able to fix a dislocated rib in one visit? I was given a very gentle adjustmt & some PT, and asked to return tomorrow. Legit?

Most of us not chiro: Most MD doctors are not chiropractors, & so it wd b improper for any of us to say. (Like commenting on ur neighbor's mother-in-law, it's not our place). If u get any lasting benefit from it, then I wd say it works for u, and u can keep using it. But again, I am not sure how many of us know what chiropractors do, nor if there is any scientific basis for it. But please let us know how it goes.

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Should I go in to the hospital for a dislocated rib? I was in a altercation last night with a family member had to get between a 14 year old teenage boy and my wife because he was pushing her and he hit me in the face several times. While I tackled him to

Should I go in to the hospital for a dislocated rib? I was in a altercation last night with a family member had to get between a 14 year old teenage boy and my wife because he was pushing her and he hit me in the face several times. While I tackled him to

Rib: Most rib injuries are treated conservatively. Certainly if you're having hard time breathing or if your pain is not well controlled with over-the-counter medications you can see your doctor on an outpatient basis.

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Fell 2weeks ago, dislocated rib on Lt. Side, collarbone, shoulder blade& shoulder hurts& swollen the more I use it the more it hurts. What could it be

Fell 2weeks ago, dislocated rib on Lt. Side, collarbone, shoulder blade& shoulder hurts& swollen the more I use it the more it hurts. What could it be

Shoulder pain fall: Since it still hurts after 2 weeks would repeat xrays as some fractures may not show up initially. Would also follow up with an orthopedist that specializes in shoulders and consider an MRI as you may have a labral or rotator cuff tear as well or bursitis. F/U witt orthopedist this week.

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Fell 2weeks ago, dislocated rib on Lt. Side, collarbone, shoulder blade& shoulder hurts& swollen the more I use it the more it hurts. What could it be?

Fell 2weeks ago, dislocated rib on Lt. Side, collarbone, shoulder blade& shoulder hurts& swollen the more I use it the more it hurts. What could it be?

Dislocated rib hurts: Was rib put back in place? Most likely related to the trauma that dislocated rib. May need arm sling to see if that helps. What did your x-rays show?

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How do you tell if pain under lower right ribs is emergent? It may be a dislocated rib. Hist eds. It aches and occasional pain when moving around.

How do you tell if pain under lower right ribs is emergent? It may be a dislocated rib. Hist eds. It aches and occasional pain when moving around.

You'll know: Pain in the chest wall that is worse when you move or push on the chest wall is minor. You've got Ehlers-Danlos and can expect some nuisance discomfort like this. Pain that should bring you to the emergency room is obviously not normal pain and you'll know if it happens to you.

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Need surgery to fix broken, dislocated rib. Would like to know if I have to stay in hospital and if so for how long don't see doctor until Tuesday?

Need surgery to fix broken, dislocated rib. Would like to know if I have to stay in hospital and if so for how long don't see doctor until Tuesday?

Unusual: Unless a rib has punctured a lung, surgery is rarely indicated. If the lung is not injured, I have a difficult time understanding the need for surgery. If your leg was punctured a day - overbite, I the hospital should be adequate w/o complications.

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Can a dislocated rib cause a burning sensation in the breast?

Can a dislocated rib cause a burning sensation in the breast?

It could, but...: True rib dislocations are caused by high energy trauma, not bad posture, muscle spasm, or ctd. There are some health professionals that reportedly manipulate dislocated ribs back in place, however, anatomically the joint bet. Rib and vertebrae is so rigid that the dislocation/relocation process is a trauma/surgery relationship. See your ob/gyn or pcp for an exam and to discuss other causes ; tx.

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How can you tell if you have a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

How can you tell if you have a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

Pain: The usual symptoms are pain, principally on breathing, and shortness of breath. Confirmation is by chest x-ray.

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Chest pain out of nowhere. Can it be a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

Chest pain out of nowhere. Can it be a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

Maybe: Chest pain can herald many problems but dislocated ribs do not arise out of nowhere they are traumatic injuries. Sudden sharp chest pain on one half of chest can be a collapsed lung - especially if associated with significant shortness of breath. Similar pain can also be from an infection in the pleural space (next to the lung). Dull pain in middle of the chest can be from heart or esophagus.

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Can a dislocated rib cause abdominal pain?

Can a dislocated rib cause abdominal pain?

Rib dislocation: Yes, referred abdominal and chest pain is common with rib subluxation. A nerve branch runs under each rib.

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Is it possible for you to see dislocated ribs on xray?

Is it possible for you to see dislocated ribs on xray?

No: Usually not. The joints are cartilage and do not show on x-ray.

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I've been coughing for almost 3 weeks now, this has caused me serious pain in my rib area on both sides... Could I have a rib dislocated or broken?

I've been coughing for almost 3 weeks now, this has caused me serious pain in my rib area on both sides... Could I have a rib dislocated or broken?

It's possible, but: More likely is, you have sore muscles of the chest wall, muscle soreness, from all the coughing. Your breathing muscles contract forcefully every time you cough, and therefore, become very sore with prolonged coughing. Time to c a doc to find out why u r coughing and get treatment.

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Can rib dislocations be misdiagnosed as costochondritis?

Can rib dislocations be misdiagnosed as costochondritis?

Possibly.: Unfortunately, misdiagnosis is possible in many situations but this boils down to the knowledge of your physician. If you are concerned a second opinion with another orthopedic surgeon is a good idea. A ct scan of the chest would confirm or rule out a dislocation. Good luck.

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Can you tell me can I dislocate a rib from violently sneezing?

Can you tell me can I dislocate a rib from violently sneezing?

Possible but not --: Very common. Fractured ribs have been documented from sneezing or coughing, in people with osteoporosis. Any concerns see your pcp for a workup to diagnose these issues for you. Good luck.