Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

Have pain in ribs and muscle strain in stomach. X-ray is fine. What could it be?

My rib cage has been deformed, and when we went to the doctor he took x-rays and found nothing wrong. That was some months ago and now its causing me great pain again, worse then ever, i feel muscle strain all over my stomach and when I went to touch my rib it felt completely sore. I dont have any ideas on what this is, but Im feeling sick and I dont know what to do.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  34
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The pain in the rib and the muscle pain that you are feeling could be due to costochondritis. Most of the times, doing a hot fomentation and taking a mild pain killer will help in decreasing the pain.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.
Pain seems to be due to inflammation of rib( chostochondritis). proper evaluation is required to reach the diagnosis.
Avoid overhead activities and rest well. You can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor