When the ribs shift from their usual position due to the movement of the ligaments holding the ribs, such a condition is known as slipped rib syndrome. It mainly occurs in the last or lower three ribs. Symptoms include breathing problems, intermittent abdominal pain, and back pain. Pain intensifies with activities like coughing, sneezing, rolling, lifting, bending, stretching, etc. Weakness of chest ligaments is one of the causes. Steroid and Botulinum injections, prolotherapy, and ultrasound therapy are the available treatment modalities.
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Query: Hello doctor, I had this stiffness, almost something pushing in my left thoracic area just under my shoulder blade, for the past six months and I feel it most when I am moving my left arm forward or keeping it forward or upward for some time (like for example when I wash plates). It is not painful, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question. After reading your post, I immediately thought you might have a rib subluxation. This is very common with scoliosis (I myself have frequent rib issues). Since you know you have scoliosis, this will explain why this issue appears to be chro... Read Full »