What causes pain in the rib cage after injury?

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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: I have pain on side - ribcage. I accidentally slammed against the hand brake in my car (don't ask). It was getting better but something happened when I was doing yoga and it became much worse.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Likely sprain or strain of intercostal muscle, recommendations given.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for using HealthcareMagic,
I have evaluated your query thoroughly.

* Seems discomfort from inter costal muscle sprain or strain.

* Suggestions for better recovery:
- Application of heating pad for 5 - 7 minutes each session 3 - 4 times a day.
- Local anesthetic spray or ointment application 2 -3 times a day.
- Continue Ibuprofen 400mg three times a day after meals for another 2-3 days.

* More focus can be possible with details of pain further.

Wishing you fine recovery.
Welcome for any further assistance.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 43 minutes later
Thank you so much! I am a runner--ok to run?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Definitely can run , not beyond pain limits temporarily .

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX


* It would be fine to run up to the extent chest can compensate ,
should evaluate the limit till there is no chest discomfort for present status .

* Thanks for keeping trust in our medical services .
* Can ask further questions , otherwise rate the answer according to my concern for
your query & close the discussion .

Wishing you a very happy healthy life ahead .
Regards dears take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 10 minutes later
Again, thank you so so much! You have been so helpful. Have a wonderful weekend!
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Welcome .

Detailed Answer:
Always welcome .

Thanks same to you .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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