You all must be thinking that what actually is rib pain? So, I must tell you that it’s a kind of pain that happens anytime by the stretching of muscles or pulled muscles or by the rib fractures. It happens below the chest and above the navel, it can be either on the left side of the stomach or on the right side of the stomach.
Rib pain can occur in two conditions either if you have gone through an injury or it happens anytime, anywhere without any explanation. If you have gone through any kind of injury on your ribs then it’s clear that your ribs will hurt.
If your rib is paining without going through any injury or suddenly then it may be because of pulled muscles or muscle strain, joint inflammation, or it can also be a pain syndrome without any cause or some unknown cause.
There are some illnesses that can affect every part of an entire system and which can also be one of the causes for rib pain which are autoimmune disorders or fibromyalgia.
Autoimmune disorder is a kind of disease in which the healthy cells of the body are attacked by the immune system. There are different types of autoimmune disease. Such as: Rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease, lupus and many more. In autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis and costochondritis can cause rib pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is sometimes also referred to as RA chest pain. The symptoms of this disease can be frightening but the cause can be rarely serious.
Costochondritis can be caused due to inflammation of the cartilage, which connects your breastbone to your ribs.
If you’re thinking how you will get to know about rib pain or if you’re having rib pain or not. You’ll get to know about this when your chest will have a strong pain particularly when you are breathing.
And if your ribs are broken and causing rib pain then you’ll get to know about this by seeing the swelling and tenderness around the affected rib, or by hearing some kind of cracks if it’s a broken rib.
Want to Treat your Rib Pain?
If you are going through a certain kind of rib pain then you might be willing to treat it. There are some of the ways in which you can treat your rib pain these are:
- Reduce all the physical activities:
If you have pain in your ribs then you must reduce all your physical activities like: walking, cycling, wheeling, sports, active recreation and play. Take a break from all the sports or physical activities that you are currently doing and allow yourself to heal properly without hurting yourself again.
- Ice can be the Cure:
When you are going through some certain kind of pain either its rib pain or any other kind of pain in your body then you must apply ice. It helps in reducing the pain. It’s one of the best home remedies that has been applied or used for many years and it’s still in use and doctors also recommend using ice for relieving certain kinds of pain.
- Pain Medicine can be the Fastest Cure:
Nowadays people are so very obsessed with painkillers. It helps in reducing the pain wherever pain is happening in your body. It helps in reducing the pain and helps in fast recovery. Some of the painkillers for rib pain can be: acetaminophen or ibuprofen, or paracetamol. Whenever you are injured always avoid taking ibuprofen for 48 hours after your injury as it may reduce or slow down the healing.
- Wrapping tight around your ribs can cause severe pain:
Avoid wrapping anything tight or wearing anything tight around your ribs while they are in the healing process as it may increase the pain in your ribs and can cause serious muscle strain too. So, always avoid wrapping tight things around your ribs.
- Taking Deep Breath is Necessary:
Pneumonia can also be the cause for rib pain. You might be never knowing how the pain is occurring, the pain might be caused by the infections itself. Rib pains can be dangerous and painful at one point of time. So always make sure to take long breaths to avoid pneumonia as if you will get pneumonia then you will cough and if you will cough then it might pull the muscles of the rib and will give you a lot of pain
If you are going through some rib pain then make sure to take full rest and don’t do any kind of physical activity. Rib pains can be dangerous and painful at one point of time. So always make sure to take long breaths to avoid pneumonia as if you will get pneumonia then you will cough and if you will cough then it might pull the muscles of the rib and will give you a lot of pain
Rib pain can be one of the painful. So, to avoid pain, don’t wrap anything tight near your ribs and also always apply ice on your painful area to get relief from pain.
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