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What causes muscle twitching in lower rib cage after heavy lifting?

I work in the oilfield and do lift a lot of weight. I have a popping or twitching behind my bottom rib on the left side when lifting,stretching and sometimes getting up. Then there is a dull pain for a while. I had a X-ray and it saw nothing. If I push under my rib where the pain is I can sometimes feel something roll or twitch. That seems to give me some relief. Any suggestions appreciated. I do not have insurance.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015
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Thanks for consulting at my virtual clinic. I have carefully worked through your case, and I can realize your health worries. Being your physician, I assure you not to worry as I will take care all of your medical concerns.

while lifting heavy objects kindly keep a check on your body posture and follow safe lifting techniques. kindly go through this link for more details of manual material handling http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2007-131/pdfs/2007-131.pdf . for the pain you can take analgesics like tablet diclofenac 50 mg twice daily after food for two days also local application of diclofenac get will help.

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