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My mother is suffering...

My mother is suffering with pain from a floating rib. What can she do to get relief? Thank you!

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

If she sits still or lies down on it, that seems to help. she has had these symptoms off and on for a few years now. Getting up and down is painful.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, not really. She is 85 years old and had lower back surgery about 5 years ago, Healthy otherwise.

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Thanks for your question.
I am Dr. Sawhney an Orthopaedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.
I have seen good results with local steroid infiltration injection at the tender and painful area.
She is likely to benefit with this.
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