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Why Do My Ribs Hurt When I Stretch
When i stretch, my spine and ribs hurt as if they we're moving around.I'm pretty healthy but i'm somewhat out of shape. Could my bones be out of place?
Not likely: There are joints that connecting the ribs to the spine in the thoracic area. These joints can sublux and can give the sense of movement. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Ribs may hurt for many reasons, such as trauma (bumped into something, somebody poked a finger into the ribs), coughing (bad cold & cough symptoms), jogging/running (breathing heavily for a while), weight training or sit-ups (over exertion while exercising), irritation in the rib's bones/muscles/cartilage/linings, a tumor (rare), etc... If symptoms don't go away quickly, one must visit a doctor. ...Read more
Why do my ribs hurt ? It hurts like when you run & your out of breath that's how they hurt that's all I have is pain nothing else
Not enough info: You did not say if you hurt yourself or had an injury and how long it has been bothering you also if you have difficulty breathing or not lot of time it can be a pulled muscle or inflammation that will resolve in time but it can be serious too . Difficult to tell without examining you so talk to your primary care doctor who can get necessary work up to diagnose your problem and offer treatment. ...Read more
Why do my ribs hurt when I lay on them? Doesn't hurt any other time. Makes sleeping on them uncomfortable. Causing me to get less sleep at night.
Rough Ribs: The chest wall is made up of several structures; the vertebra in the spine, the ribs themselves, and the manubrium and sternum in the front. The lower ribs don't all connect in the front to create a joint along the breast bone, but rather attach to cartilage to complete the "cage". Any joint (front or back) or the cartilage can become inflamed with certain positions. A better mattress may help. ...Read more
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