Rib cage pain causes one to feel a sudden sharp, dull or achy feeling on or below the chest, and in some cases above the navel. Rib pain occurs when one suffers from a variety of injuries that include pulled muscles to a fracture.

Most cases of rib cage pain heal on their own or with minimal treatment while others may require immediate emergency intervention.

Causes

Can result from any activity involving a pulled muscle or bruised ribs. Other causes may include:

  • Rib Fractures
  • Broken Ribs
  • Chest Injuries
  • Inflammation of the lungs
  • Bone diseases
  • Muscle spasms
  • Swollen rib cartilage

Symptoms

If you have greater trochanteric pain syndrome, you may experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Pain in the outer bottom/thigh/buttock area.
  • Pain when lying down on your side.
  • Increased pain during exercise (long period of walking, standing or running).
  • Altered walking pattern.
  • More noticeable pain when walking briskly.
  • Tenderness to touch.
  • Pain sitting with your legs crossed.

Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections is a non-invasive treatment option for rib pain. As recognized international experts in Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, we are highly skilled at optimizing your body’s natural ability to heal, while significantly reducing inflammation and pain.

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