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What causes pain from a deformed rib?

Im a 19 year old male. I was born with a deformed rib on my left side. Im scared to go to doctor because its not consistant. The pain comes about once a month but has come more frequently as I got older. When it comes its a vary painful ache no mater what way I sit but I noticed if I apply pressure at the bottom and up under the rib it brings the pain down. Any idea what this is?
Fri, 1 Apr 2016
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hi,

as you mentioned about the deformed rib, there is a chance that the normal anatomy and biomechanics of respiration will be disturbed.

you need to get an x-ray done to check what exactly is wrong with the muscles.

you can take advice from the pulnonologist and visit a physical therapist who will help you gain strength in respiratory muscles by performing breathing exercises and you will avoid future pains too.

with the grace of I wish you a speedy recovery
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What causes pain from a deformed rib?

hi, as you mentioned about the deformed rib, there is a chance that the normal anatomy and biomechanics of respiration will be disturbed. you need to get an x-ray done to check what exactly is wrong with the muscles. you can take advice from the pulnonologist and visit a physical therapist who will help you gain strength in respiratory muscles by performing breathing exercises and you will avoid future pains too. with the grace of I wish you a speedy recovery