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I have a strained feeling in my ribs when I lean towards my

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I have a strained feeling in my ribs when I lean towards my left side but not generally sitting up or walking, and only when I become tired or on my feet for some time.
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
There has been no injury to this area or other.
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 12 days ago.
Hi...Welcome to Just Answer. I am Dr. Sumanth Amperayani and I am here to help you today. I have 14 years of experience in the field of Medicine at a tertiary care referral hospital. I will do my level best to alleviate your health concern. I am currently reviewing your question. I will be back in a moment to guide you further.
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Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 12 days ago.
Hello... I understand your concern.
I need some more information please.
1. May I know your age and gender please?
2. Did you have any fever before this started?
3. Did this start after any vigorous or unaccustomed exercise?
4. Do acts like coughing / laughing or deep breathing or movement aggravate the pain?
5. Are you experiencing any tingling and numbness in the region please?
6. Is there any redness or bubble like appearing rash there? If there is can you upload an image?
7. Did you ever have chicken pox in the past?
8. Was there any surgery in the past in that region?
Please get back to me with the above information so that I can guide you better.
Kind regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Hello Doctor.
1.I am a male of 61 years.
2. No fever at all.
3. No previous vigorous, unaccustomed excersise.
4. Coughing, laughing or deep beathing do not aggrevate the pain.
5.No tingling or numbness in tge region.
6. No redness or other abnormal colour or otherwise.
7.i have had chickenpox at seven years old.
8. I have never had surgery in that or any eegion of my body.
Thank you for your attention, doctor .Sumanth.
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 12 days ago.
Thank you for getting back with the requested necessary information.


From your symptom analysis and correlating it with the history that I have gathered from you I feel that the possibilities here are -


1. Muscular spasm or a pull of the tendon in the region which is caused by the bending or abnormal posture.


My suggestion will be to take tablet Ibuprofen 400 MG three times a day after food or on as and when required basis for a couple of days till the pain subsides.


If you are not better with this even after a week or if the pain is getting aggravated or if your perceiving any redness or swelling or heat over the region then you will require medical attention please.


Your physician might prescribe muscle relaxant which will set things right.

2. Intercostal neuralgia is the other possibility.

But it is unlikely as you have negated the history.

May I suggest you discuss these possibilities with your primary care physician and get yourself appropriately evaluated and managed please.

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Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 11 days ago.

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