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Slipping Rib

When the ribs shift from their usual position due to the movement of the ligaments holding the ribs, such a condition is known as slipped rib syndrome. It mainly occurs in the last or lower three ribs. Symptoms include breathing problems, intermittent abdominal pain, and back pain. Pain intensifies with activities like coughing, sneezing, rolling, lifting, bending, stretching, etc. Weakness of chest ligaments is one of the causes. Steroid and Botulinum injections, prolotherapy, and ultrasound therapy are the available treatment modalities.

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What is the possible treatment for a rib injury after a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering a sports injury following a fall. I suspect it to be a combination of muscle strain and separated false rib cartilage that has slipped up behind another rib only on my right side. I also noticed a visible lump on my right chest wall when my ribs are contracted or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Kindly add more about the following; 1. What is your age? 2. When did this injury happen? 3. Has your pain reduced since the injury? Also, please attach the X-rays to analyze the condition better. Revert with th...  Read Full »

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