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What causes pain in the rib cage area?

I have developed pain which feels like it is under the rib cage slightly left and under the left breast almost on my side. It is sharp mooving or taking a deep breath but is also a constant dull pain. I have not to my knowledge done anything to strain a muscle in that area but it is very unpleasant.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
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Hello,

The pain under the rib cage can be posture related, due to an injury, low calcium or vitamin D3 levels or due to costochondritis. You can do a hot compress and take a mild pain killer and see if it helps.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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What causes pain in the rib cage area?

Hello, The pain under the rib cage can be posture related, due to an injury, low calcium or vitamin D3 levels or due to costochondritis. You can do a hot compress and take a mild pain killer and see if it helps. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon