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What causes a knot or a rolling muscle to form in your stomach by your rib cage. It hurts like a sharp pain or a charlie horse feeling in stomach?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Spasm or cramp

Similar to muscle spasms in the back or elsewhere in the body--over use or over stretching can cause local injury to the muscle tissue and spasm. Often improves with gentle massage and/or local warm compresses to relax the muscle band.

In brief: Spasm or cramp

Similar to muscle spasms in the back or elsewhere in the body--over use or over stretching can cause local injury to the muscle tissue and spasm. Often improves with gentle massage and/or local warm compresses to relax the muscle band.
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