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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my rib cage?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Try stretching

To see if this helps or hurts.
Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps!

In brief: Try stretching

To see if this helps or hurts.
Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps!
Dr. Robert Kent
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