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What Causes Pressure & Cramps In Rib Joints?

Hi, I sometimes get a niggling discomfort/pressure in the area where my lower rib joins the sternum. This can also take the form of a cramp like pain when bending over. Can last for days sometimes. More discomfort than pain (unless it s the cramp type, then that is very painful! Ideas? Thank you.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022
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Hello,

Your symptoms could be related to costochondritis. I recommend taking ibuprofen regularly twice daily for one week. A chest X ray study is also necessary in order to exclude possible hiatal hernia.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What Causes Pressure & Cramps In Rib Joints?

Hello, Your symptoms could be related to costochondritis. I recommend taking ibuprofen regularly twice daily for one week. A chest X ray study is also necessary in order to exclude possible hiatal hernia. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist