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Felt a popping sound under my left rib cage afetr throwing

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Felt a popping sound under my left rib cage afetr throwing a football a few times. Can barely stand the pain when I sneeze. Could this be a rib injury or muscle tear?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 years ago.
what is your age and gender?
are you diagnosed with any medical condition?
are you on any medications?
is the area of pain you mentioned have any noticeable change in color?
any bruise at that area?
any pain while breathing?
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 7 years ago.
It could be either one of your suggested possibilities. Much more common given the circumstances is that you need a manipulation treatment. I am an Osteopathic Physician and in 31 years of practice I have seen this condition far more often than a fracture or muscle tear. If you have a condition that could cause a pathological tear or break...that is different. I would use cold for a day or two and if it persists then its time for X-Rays and/or a visit to your Chiropractor or Osteopathic Physician.
Dr. Bob, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3
Experience: Ceritfied in Family Practice, Alternative Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation, 31years experience
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