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Left side of rib cage sore, sticking out after working out. Reason?

I ve recently gotten back into working out this past week. I went to zumba for an hour monday night and went pretty hard, and these past mornings i ve been getting up and working out (sit ups, push ups, crunches, and side leg lifts) for 20-45 minutes. I just only noticed this a few days ago: my left side of my rib cage is sore up top and seems to be sticking out farther than my right side. It doesn t hurt when i breathe deeply, but i m just nervous. Is this normal? Is this due to my morning workouts? Is this Costochondritis? Thank you for your help.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, I wish to reassure you that your symptoms do not suggest any serious underlying problem.

The most likely causes for your symptoms include costo chondritis or a muscle sprain in the affected area.

You may apply diclofenac gel in the swollen/sore area for relief from pain. You should improve soon.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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