question-icon

Suggest Treatment For Severe Pain In The Ribs

default
Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: I was bending over a table to pull the curtains on patio doors when i felt a sharp jab on right side under ribs...then on standing severe pain especially when breathing or moving...afraid to cough...??
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be a muscle sprain or tear.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The sudden sharp pain that you had is likely to be due to a minor muscle sprain or a tear. This needs rest, mild pain killers and a hot compress for relief. Avoid all painful movements and you can get an oral muscle relaxant prescribed in case the pain is severe. Using a chest belt of appropriate size will also help in providing rest to the area. It will take around 2 weeks to heal properly.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 12314 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Suggest Treatment For Severe Pain In The Ribs

Brief Answer: Can be a muscle sprain or tear. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The sudden sharp pain that you had is likely to be due to a minor muscle sprain or a tear. This needs rest, mild pain killers and a hot compress for relief. Avoid all painful movements and you can get an oral muscle relaxant prescribed in case the pain is severe. Using a chest belt of appropriate size will also help in providing rest to the area. It will take around 2 weeks to heal properly. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal