What causes hearing popping sounds in lower rib cage?

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Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I heard a pop or something on my left side and my lower ribs and the muscles below hurt
could it be an intercostal muscle strain? Should I go the ER, happened about 10 hours ago
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
probably muscle pulling or rib contusion

Detailed Answer:
I don't think you should go to er since serious injuries can't occur after such incidents. This is probably intercostal muscle sprain or pinched intercostal nerve. You should rest,apply cold compresses,take nonsteroid painkillers. It should pass in few days. Wish you good health. Regards
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