2 doctors weighed in:
Can an old rib injury cause pain that comes back after 5 years?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Yes
Bad rib fractures can cause life-long pain.

In brief: Yes
Bad rib fractures can cause life-long pain.
Dr. David Fertel
Dr. David Fertel
Thank
Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Yes
Rib injuries are the most painful injury try local capsaicin patch to that area 16 hours per day.

In brief: Yes
Rib injuries are the most painful injury try local capsaicin patch to that area 16 hours per day.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified,
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors