I have had a problem with my ribs for the last 10 years or so. My ribs get injured from anything from leaning over something, to ending over too fast, to a strong hug. They don t appear to fracture. One doctor thought it might have something to do with the cartilage. When it happens a can feel a popping or crunching type feeling. The pain can last for a week or more. Any idea what could be causing this, or more importantly what I can do to fix the problem?