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Im pretty sure i pulled or strained a muscle right below my left bottom rib i was wondering how I should treat it for the fastest recovery time.

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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine

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Resting the area is the only treatment.
Unfortunately, when you strain a muscle near the ribs, it is impossible to 100% rest is - due to the need of the diaphragm and ribs for breathing... So don't over-do it with activity and be careful with coughing/sneezing and lying on that side while sleeping...

In brief: No quick answer

Resting the area is the only treatment.
Unfortunately, when you strain a muscle near the ribs, it is impossible to 100% rest is - due to the need of the diaphragm and ribs for breathing... So don't over-do it with activity and be careful with coughing/sneezing and lying on that side while sleeping...
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